Asian Hedge Funds

Credit Suisse Hiring Nomura’s Velakacharla

November 23, 2014 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Credit Suisse, the second largest prime-broker in Asia with an important presence in the region’s hedge fund industry, persuaded veteran Nomura Holdings hedge-fund exec Aditi Velakacharla to jump ship and board their hedge-fund vessel. Velakacharla will be tasked to run Credit Suisse’s Hong Kong-based group which matches its Asian hedge fund clients to possible investors. […]


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Successful Richland Closing Operations

May 2, 2013 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

In a surprise move, Richland Capital Management Ltd announced that it is closing shop, despite recent excellent performance which was better than its closest competitors in the Asian hedge fund market. The move is considered highly unusual for a successful firm in an industry which is having a difficult time raising assets. Chief Investment Officer […]


Alex Au, Asian Hedge Funds, Eva Lo, Richland Capital Management,

Hedgeweek Names BNY Mellon Best Asian Hedge Fund

March 25, 2012 James Heinsman Tops

In London last week Hedgweek announced the winners of this year’s Hedgeweek Awards an annual ceremony recognizing the best hedge funds in a large variety of categories. The 2012 winner of the Best Asian Hedge Fund Administrator award was BNY Mellon’s Alternative Investment Services division, a hedge fund manager which provides services for alternative assets, […]


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Asian Hedge Funds Grow Thanks to ‘Good Governance’

January 17, 2012 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

According to Andrew Gordon, head of alternative investment services at BNY Mellon, Asian hedge funds are growing as they work to attract institutional money. In fact, the average size of a fund launch in Asia last year was around $40 million, the same as Europe. “Mid-sized funds did very well in Asia,” Gordon said. He […]


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Stanley Ku Launches New Asian Hedge Fund

May 31, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Stanley Ku, former Hong Kong head for Fortress Investment Group, is launching his second attempt in the Asian hedge fund industry by opening Complus Asset Management. His last firm, Minerva Capital Management, shut down last year. Financial conditions are improving in the region following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, and Ku is one of […]


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RICE Seeks Additional Donation Pledges

May 19, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Returns Invested in Children and Education, or RICE, is a philanthropic organization established by the Asian hedge fund industry in 2006. The charity collects money in support of minors, including children growing up in India’s brothels. RICE’s chief of fundraising Paul Smith explained that the organization is hoping to lengthen its list of fund sources, […]


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Azentus Capital to Manage $1.8 Billion By Next Month

May 17, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Azentus Capital Management, the hedge fund managed by a former executive of Goldman Sachs, is said to be well on its way to managing $1.8 billion by the beginning of next month. The Hong Kong-based firm began its trading only on April 1st, following an initial collection of $1.06 billion. Currently, Azentus manages $1.4 billion, […]


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Fortress Asia Reports Increase in March

April 10, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Daniel Mudd’s Fortress Investment Group LLC recently announced that its Asian macro hedge fund increased 3.5% in March despite the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the uprisings in the Middle East. The firm explained that it launched the Fortress Asia Macro Fund on March 1st; just at the start of the month that led […]


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