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The 'young guns’ of the Asian hedge funds space (Part 1)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Omar Taheri
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Despite seeing outflows of capital in 2013, optimism in Asian hedge funds has returned, according to Singapore-based hedge fund consultant GFIA, as the region remains a place of opportunities for investors (See Opalesque Exclusive).

Opalesque interviewed three so-called "young guns" of Asia, hedge fund professionals under the age of 25. They share their outlook for the region, and tell Opalesque how they started in the business, about the people who influenced them in pursuing a career in the alternative investment space, and their push for success.

Our first young gun is Omar Taheri. Omar is Business Development Manager at Swiss Asia Financial Services, an asset manager in Singapore. He is in charge of distribution of the Arcanum REIT Investment Fund and the Arcanum Volatility Investment Fund.

Opalesque: What is your educational background

Omar Taheri: I obtained a Bachelor in Applied Finance majoring in economics. I worked in Australia initially, at Macquarie Bank and Bloomberg. Then in Singapore I worked for a hedge fund research house and got to speak to a vast amount of asset allocators, so I thought it would be worthwhile making the switch to the buy-side.

Opalesque: How did you get the job you have now?......................

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