Rogers Hires Two People for Fund of Hedge Funds, Expects Growth

Bloomberg – Rogers Investment Advisors Y.K., a Tokyo-based hedge fund adviser, has hired Yoshiaki Iizuka and Eric Chong as it expects to more than double assets by the year-end.

Iizuka, 52, joined Rogers Investment on Aug. 1 as a managing director and head of Japanese research in Tokyo, after his most recent stint as chief investment officer of Tokyo-based Traders Investment Management Co., now JPS Asset Management Co., Ed Rogers, chief executive officer of Rogers Investment, said in an interview in Tokyo. Iizuka was chief executive officer of American Express Financial Advisors Japan Inc., Rogers said.

Chong, 36, joined Wolver Hill Advisors in New York, the U.S. counterpart of Rogers Investment, in mid-July, as a risk manager, Rogers said. He was most recently a risk manager at Societe Generale Asset Management Inc. in New York, where he was responsible for risk evaluation and analysis for a $5 billion fund of hedge funds, according to Rogers. Prior to that, Chong was a vice president at Stamford, Connecticut-based K2 Advisors LLC, a $6 billion multi-strategy fund of hedge funds.

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