Snoddy’s Comeback Firm Earns Him 17% Returns with New Japan Hedge Fund

September 30, 2020 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

David Snoddy, a graduate of Tiger Management who took a break from investing for a few years, came roaring back over the past year and a half with 17% growth on his newly established long-short Japan hedge fund. Snoddy worked for Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management in the Tokyo office until he went out on his […]


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New Fund to Take Advantage of Abenomics

January 28, 2014 Debbie Jacobs Hedge Fund News

Singapore-based investment manager Lotus Peak Capital Pte will launch a new fund of hedge funds on February 3, 2014. Abenomics Long Short Fund will get started with a $15 million beginning investment from Swiss and Asian family offices, and is designed to take advantage of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to stimulate the Japanese […]


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Japan-Focused Hedge Fund Launched by Former Goldman Sachs Managers

January 18, 2014 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Three former managing directors from Goldman Sachs who founded Golvis Investment Pte are planning on opening a Japan-focused multi-strategy hedge fund this quarter to investors. The managers are Chief Investment Officer Koji Gotoda, senior fund manager Takayuki Kasama and Chief Operating Officer Taiichi Hoshino. Golvis also employs 12 people; including a five-member team in Tokyo […]


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Tsukasa Shimoda to Start Japan-Focused Fund

March 28, 2013 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Former fund manager at Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment Trust Management Company, Tsukasa Shimoda, will be opening a Japan-oriented hedge fund on April 1st. The fund will take advantage of an increasing desire to invest in what is now the world’s second largest equity market. Shimoda’s fund will be called the UMJ Galleyla Fund and […]


Japan, Morgan Stanley, Tsukasa Shimoda,

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 […]


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The World’s Largest Economies in 2011

March 11, 2012 James Heinsman Tops

The next ten years will bring many changes to the world economy, perhaps the biggest one the relinquishing of first place of the United States to the emerging giant economy of China. The numbers are the GDP in trillions of dollars 1.    United States: $14.6 2.    China: $10.0 3.    Japan: $4.3 4.    India: $4.0 5.   […]


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Masaru Mastsumoto’s Hayate Atom Investment Returns 0.9%

April 17, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Former Goldman Sachs trader Masaru Matsumoto’s Japan-focused hedge fund Hayate Atom Investment Co. has returned 0.9% since its start four days after the earthquake and tsunami. According to Matsumoto, the fund began with around $4 million from both domestic and overseas investors on March 15th. The fund has a maximum capacity of 20 billion yen, […]


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Bears Beware

April 6, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Bearish Hedge Funds? The figure for bearish hedge fund managers on the S&P 500 (SPY) released by a BarclayHedge and TrimTabs survey plummeted a little this month. February’s stats for “bearish” managers ranked at 40 percent with March being 36 percent, and “the heaviest inflows on record” were recorded in February. No Bears for Barclay […]


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Ping-Ponging World Stocks

March 30, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

There’s bouncing and then there’s mega-bouncing. It seems like global stocks don’t know which way to turn next and just keep on bouncing around. One minute things are looking great and people are ready to pop open the champagne and at other times it looks like a disaster and depression looms. So what is really […]


Asia, AT&T, Ben Potter, euro, Japan,

Computer-Based Hedge Funds and the Japanese Crisis

March 29, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Some of the largest computer-operated hedge funds in the world have taken a serious hit following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. This strategy was hit the hardest by the disaster. Connecticut’s Graham Capital’s primary $4 billion fund lost $300 million (almost 8%) over the course of two weeks, while their other funds also dropped by […]


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