Tag Archives: asia-pacific


TCI Loses More Than Face as Japan Says No to Foreigners Playing

Bloomberg – It was a crisp autumn day in November 2005 when hedge fund manager John Ho entered the half- century-old Electric Power Development Co.’s headquarters in Tokyo, betting that Japan’s corporate attitudes were ripe for change. Ho, then director […]

AIMA Warns Of Global Impact Of EU Hedge Fund Directive

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has warned that the European Commission’s draft directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers would hit fund managers and investors around the world if […]

Gold Gains as Economy Outlook Boosts Demand for Inflation Hedge

Bloomberg – Gold climbed in Asian trading as equity gains and an improving economic outlook boosted demand for the metal as a hedge against accelerating prices. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index of equities gained for a sixth day after an […]

Ex-Pimco Palghat to Double Assets in Fixed-Interest Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Kapstream Capital, Australia’s biggest fixed-income hedge fund, will almost double assets under management in the next month as pension funds seek returns in all market conditions. The Sydney-based firm has secured investments that will take funds it oversees […]

Ex-Lehman Trader to Start Credit Hedge Fund as Banks Pare Risks

Assan Din, a former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. credit trader, is setting up a hedge fund to trade corporate bonds and derivatives in Asia. SaKa Capital’s fund, which will have a capacity of more than $500 million, will start in […]

Hedge funds head for bumper first half

Times Online – Hedge funds are on course to deliver their best first-half performance in a decade, as investors renew their faith in the sector in the wake of last year’s calamitous losses. Hedge funds worldwide returned 5.63 per cent […]

Credit Suisse Asia grabs UBS prime brokerage head

Reuters Hong Kong – Credit Suisse on Wednesday said a top UBS AG prime brokerage banker will join the bank as head of prime services for Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Since 2007, Matt Pecot was the Americas head of […]

Lipper: UK Hedge Funds led by Emerging Markets

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – UK-domiciled funds had a strong week to Friday May 8, led by global emerging markets products, according to data from Thomson Reuters research firm Lipper. Asia Pacific funds also performed well, as did funds investing […]

DragonBack Reopens Fund to Investors as Redemptions Cut Assets

Bloomberg – DragonBack Capital Ltd., a Hong Kong-based manager co-founded by a former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. executive, reopened its flagship hedge fund to investors after redemptions cut assets in the fund. Assets in the Asia-Pacific Equity Multistrategy Fund fell […]

DragonBack Reopens Fund to Investors as Redemptions Cut Assets

Bloomberg – DragonBack Capital Ltd., a Hong Kong-based manager co-founded by a former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. executive, reopened its flagship hedge fund to investors after redemptions cut assets in the fund. Assets in the Asia-Pacific Equity Multistrategy Fund fell […]

Kumar, Ex-TPG-Axon Partner, Said to Start Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Hari Kumar, a founding partner of New York-based asset manager TPG-Axon Capital Management LP, is starting his own hedge fund with $75 million of initial capital from him and a partner, said two people familiar with the plan. […]

Asian finance firms are more optimistic on acquisitions

The China Post – Asia-Pacific banks, brokerages, insurers and private equity firms are more optimistic about mergers and acquisitions as they seek to expand following a decline in asset prices, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. About 42 percent of financial institutions […]

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