Komodo Hedge Fund Outperforms as Cameron Replicates Japan Bets

Bloomberg – Komodo Capital Management Pte’s hedge fund outperformed rivals as Chief Investment Officer Angus Cameron employed strategies he developed during Japan’s slump in the 1990s to profit from the global financial turmoil.

The Singapore-based firm’s KC Asia Fund has gained 8.3 percent this year, Cameron said yesterday. Other macro hedge funds, which seek to profit from broad economic trends by trading currencies, bonds and stocks in the region, lost an average of 6.7 percent in the first nine months of the year, according to Eurekahedge, a Singapore-based data provider.

“We traded through Japan during the 1990s,” Cameron, 37, said in an interview. “The strategies that worked then will work now.”

Government bonds “should do well in most markets” as policy makers shift their focus to supporting growth from fighting inflation, Cameron said. Central banks from Australia to South Korea have joined a global effort to cut interest rates, following the year-long credit-market seizure that has toppled some of Wall Street’s biggest investment banks, including Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

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