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News from Australia: MST Capital, 90 West get superfund mandates, Acorn launches Asia fund

Friday, December 28, 2012

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: - "This has been one of the most boring years in hedge funds that I have encountered in my twenty-odd years in the industry," says Damien Hatfield, director of Triple A Partners, a Sydney-based alternative investment intelligence provider, in its December 2012 newsletter. "Normally," he continues, "it is the lull before the storm or upcoming significant change in trend."

According to Hatfield’s newsletter, recently, a couple of institutional investments were made in two Aussie hedge funds and a new relative value fund was launched.

MST Capital Pty Ltd, a global macro trading manager with an Asia Pacific bias based in Sydney, won a $100 million investment mandate from an unidentified Australian superannuation fund, reported Financial Review. Bloomberg reported in February that UBS AG’s only team of traders with a global mandate to make bets on macroeconomic trends had left the bank to form a hedge fund, MST Capital, and that Gerard Satur, the head of macro strategic trad......................

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