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Sohn Conference Heading for Hong Kong for First Time

February 17, 2014 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

In a sign of the rising importance of Asia in the hedge fund universe, the annual Sohn Conference will be taking place in Hong Kong in June, 2014. The Conference is an anticipated event in which ten top management stars address 350 interested attendees. The conference brings together talks from the best and the brightest, […]

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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 […]

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Asian Event-Driven Hedge Fund Launched by Ardon Maroon Fund Management

October 9, 2012 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Ardon Maroon Fund Management, based in Hong Kong, has begun a new hedge fund with its primary focus on Asian investments. The base capital was supplied by a European family office with the object in mind of benefiting from mergers and restructuring in the Asian marketplace. The launch of the fund was inspired by a […]

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Airline Cargo Barometer Shows Economy Static

June 11, 2012 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

According to John Slosar, head of Cathay Pacific, one of the world’s largest cargo airlines, the world’s economic situation is little changed despite the ongoing saga of Europe’s debt crisis. Slosar explained, “The trend has been weak for more than a year and hasn’t accelerated or got worse recently. Cargo is a huge barometer for […]

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SAC Capital Makes Several New Additions

August 14, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

SAC Capital, owned by Steve Cohen, one of the best known hedge fund managers in the world, has recently made some new additions to strengthen its equity l/s portfolio management team. According to AsianInvestor, the firm has hired a number of employees from Hong Kong. Shantanu Nagpal, formerly of Brevan Howard, has recently joined the […]

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Nomura Holding’s Benjamin Fuchs to Launch Hedge Fund in Hong Kong

July 17, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

According to anonymous sources, Benjamin Fuchs of Nomura Holdings Inc.’s Global Opportunities Group has plans to launch his own hedge fund in Hong Kong with a target of at least $400 million. According to a marketing document witnesses by Bloomberg, Nomura may be backing the “commingled” fund with $200 million. BAF The new fund will […]

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Hong Kong Approves PCA Investments

June 19, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

As the hedge fund industry increases its interest in Asia, dozens of firms have applied for licenses in Hong Kong. The city has recently granted PCA Investments with an asset management license. The hedge fund plans to raise more than $750 million. PCA, or Principia Capital Advisors, plans to begin with CTA (commodities trading advisors), […]

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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 […]

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Asian Hedge Funds Sky-Rocket

March 28, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

China Heading Up or Down? Although China-based hedge funds didn’t do so great last year compared with peers around the world, interestingly they still “took in money almost twice as fast,” netting inflows of US$3.5 billion (marking a 23 percent growth), significantly higher than the entire global hedge fund industry (which was 14 percent). In […]

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Sze Registers Azentus Capital in Hong Kong

February 24, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

  Goldman Sachs’ former star trader Morgan Sze is making some real progress in his effort to launch his $1 billion+ hedge fund. Just this week he registered Azentus Capital with the Hong Kong market supervisor. Sze ran the Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategies group in Asia until February 16th. Five days after his departure he […]

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