Wolver Hill Japan Hedge Fund Resists Slumping Topix

Bloomberg – Wolver Hill Japan Multi-Strategy Fund, run by Deutsche Bank AG’s former prime brokerage sales chief in Tokyo, resisted the worst month for the nation’s stocks in almost 15 years to be little changed in September.

The $11 million fund of hedge funds, which invests in 14 hedge funds with a combined $5.8 billion of assets, slipped 1.4 percent in September based on preliminary figures, said Ed Rogers, chief executive officer of Wolver Hill’s local advisory firm, Rogers Investment Advisors Y.K. The Topix index of 1,714 companies tumbled 13 percent.

Foreseeing a decline in equity prices, Wolver Hill made a shift during the past year into hedge funds that use trading- focused strategies, and away from so-called long-short funds that depend on rising and falling stock prices, Rogers said. Trading- focused funds, including so-called event-driven strategies, trade securities of companies going through events such as mergers, acquisitions and management changes.

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