Hedge Fund Boxers Forget Market Woe, De-Stress at Charity Fight

Bloomberg – At 5-foot-4 and 48 years, Nissim “The Miracle” Tse is the shortest and oldest of 34 boxers signed up for this year’s Hong Kong Hedge Fund Fight Nite.

Calling himself “a financial warrior,” Tse likens boxing to his daytime job as a co-founder and head of trading for Hong Kong-based Pi Investment Management Ltd., a unit of London hedge fund manager RAB Capital Plc.

“It’s mental, it’s physical, it’s crazy, it’s stressful,” Tse said in an interview. “But it all happens very quickly, just like you are managing a hedge fund.”

The annual charity fight tonight, in its second year, takes place amid the most severe financial crisis since the 1930s and with the hedge fund industry bracing for its biggest annual loss since Hedge Fund Research Inc. started to keep data in 1990.

The fight night aims to raise HK$1 million ($129,000) to repair children’s facial deformities and combat crime and juvenile delinquency in low-income and immigrant communities. The event beat the same target last year.

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