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Credit Suisse Veteran To Start SE Asian Hedge Fund

Dow Jones Deutschland – While hedge funds suffer from redemptions and closures amid volatile markets, some firms are taking advantage of falling valuations and market dislocations to launch new funds.

Mark Fuchs, chief executive of Singapore-based Fuchs Capital Partners, said in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires that he is launching a hedge fund focused on trading blue-chip, large-capitalized Southeast Asian stocks in the region in two months.

Fuchs, the former head of Credit Suisse Group’s (CS) Southeast Asia equities division, has teamed up with two other Southeast Asian veterans: Winston Loke, who was previously Credit Suisse’s Chief Operating Officer for Asia-Pacific ex-Japan, Australia equities and Mark Maroongroge, most recently a portfolio manager with London-based hedge fund HBK Capital Management. He declined to elaborate on the size of the fund, however, other than to say it will start off "modest" in size but would eventually be "significant."

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