Hedge Funds are Back- Primarily in Emerging Market

September 14, 2021 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Year-to-date returns for hedge funds are showing signs of recovery, particularly in emerging markets where managers are spurring the playing field and pushing gains. Both BarclayHedge and eVestment recently published data showing the extent to which emerging markets and Asia-focused hedge funds bypassed other geographical regions in August, upending the July downturn. The overriding theme […]


Asia, emerging markets, Hedge Funds, travel,

Former Azentus Manager Launching Asian Hedge Fund

August 18, 2015 Debbie Jacobs Hedge Fund News

The chief investment officer, Michael Garrow, of the HS Group, a Hong Kong-based investment management firm, announced that Mohan Rajasooria will be launching a new hedge fund, Zaaba Capital. Rajasooria left Morgan Sze’s Azentus Capital Management earlier this year, and hopes to open is new fund with a minimum of $250 million from institutional clients, […]


Asia, Azentus Capital, Hedge Funds, HS Group, Michael Garrow,

Jeffrey Yap Launching New Asian Hedge Fund

July 31, 2013 Ruth Curtis Hedge Fund News

The former head of the Asian fixed-income trading at Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, Jeffrey Yap, is making plans to launch his own Hong Kong-based credit-focused hedge fund. Joining Yap at the fund, called Ark One Ltd, will be two other founding partners, unidentified for now.  The plan is for the fun to begin accepting investors […]


Ark One, Asia, China, Hong Kong, Jeffrey Yap,

HSBC Appoints Nine New Seniors in Asia Pacific Region

September 4, 2012 James Heinsman In the News

HSBC Holdings PLC recently announced the appointment of Tim Franks as head of hedge fund sales in Hong Kong, as well as eight other senior appointments in its Asia Pacific units. The move comes as the bank begins to boost its prime services, which lend cash and securities to hedge funds as well as accommodate […]


Asia, Equities, Hedge Funds, HSBC Asia Pacific, HSBC Holdings,

Dymon Asia Capital Hires Former Goldman Executive David Chan

July 9, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Quote of the Day

In a move to boost its interest-rate trading, Dymon Asia Capital has hired former Goldman Sachs executive David Chan as CEO. Chan will also be a partner at the leading Singapore-based hedge fund. Chan, the former head of macro trading at Goldman, will shift focus to managing Dymon’s investment team, according to founder Danny Yong. […]


Asia, Danny Yong, David Chan, Dymon Asia Capital, Goldman Sachs,

Japan-Based Hedge Fund Symphony Looking for More Investors

May 30, 2012 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Symphony Financial Partners, founded in 2003 by a former executive from Goldman Sachs, is persuing an additional $1 billion in investments for its Japan-centered hedge fund which outperformed its peers by more than a factor of four. David Baran is the co-chief executive officer of Symphony. He is looking for about $500 million in new […]


Asia, David Baran, Japan, Sinfonietta fund, Symphony Financial Partners,

Funds Finally Fall

June 22, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge Fund May Decent After nearly a year of encountering a “winning run,” hedge funds plummeted 1.2 percent in May. According to Eurekahedge Pte this is due to the escalation of market volatility from Europe’s sovereign debt debacle. The last time the Eurakahedge Hedge Fund Index – which tracks over 2,800 funds around the world […]


Asia, Latime Anerica, Rogers Investment Advisors KK, Rory Kennedy,

Sweet Songs of Singapore

May 11, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Singapore: New Popular Financial Environment Singapore seems to be Asia’s new financial hubbub. Hedge funds are looking to the country that’s industry is fast developing, as well as expanding services for fund administration. It is also perhaps not too surprising that there has been such increased interest from investment and fund managers, as well as […]


Algebris Investments LLP, Asia, Fortress Investment Group LLC, John Brennan, Man Investments,

Hedge Fund Raises Funds for Japan

May 4, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Man Group Assists Post-Japan-Trauma The Man Group has been working hard on helping out Japan. It has just raised $1.5bn for a new hedge fund that will be run from Japan. It did way better than it expected. It actually only thought it would make a third of that amount, rendering it the Man Group’s […]


Asia, Glencore, GLG Partners, Man Group, Middle East,

Senrigan Capital Group Passes $1 Billion Mark

April 3, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hong-Kong’s Senrigan Capital Group has just passed the $1 billion dollar mark, making it one of the more successful firms in Asia. Senrigan was founded a little over a year ago by Nick Taylor, former Citadel Investment Group Asia investment chief. The firm debuted with around $220 million, $150 of which came from the Blackstone […]


Asia, Asia Hedge Funds, Azentus Capital, Goldman Sachs, Hedge Funds,

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