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Australian funds are becoming more visible to offshore investors as investment opportunities abound

Monday, June 24, 2013

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Russel Pillemer
From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:

According to participants at the recent Opalesque Australia Roundtable, there are some interesting opportunities in the market right now, including secondary placements, IPOs and other event-driven scenarios. Furthermore, Australian funds are becoming more visible to offshore investors.

The Opalesque 2013 Australia Roundtable was sponsored by Eurex and Australian Fund Monitors and took place May 2nd, 2013.

Secondary placements and IPOs are picking up in the Australian market, said hedge fund manager Simon Shields, a Principal at Monash Investors, an equity investment manager.

Shields told the panellists in the Roundtable, "right now there are a number of specific things happening in different industries and stocks, as well as an increase in corporate activity. For example, secondary placements are picking up in the Australian market, and that is always good for professional investors. IPOs are picking up as well. There have been a couple out of New Zealand recently and here in Australia we have had a few more."

Russel Pillemer, CEO of Pengana Capital, a hedge fund firm, agreed with Shields and added......................

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