Former Mizuho Credit Trading Head Plans Own Hong Kong Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Jeffrey Yap, former head of Asian fixed-income trading at a unit of Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (8411), plans to start his own credit-focused hedge fund in Hong Kong.

Yap, who worked for Mizuho Securities Asia Ltd. until May, will be joined at Ark One Ltd. by two other founding partners he declined to identify. They plan to open the fund to investors in mid-August, pending license approval by the city’s Securities and Futures Commission, he said in an interview in Hong Kong yesterday.

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