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Korea’s Woori Assets releases RPF for single hedge fund strategies, including CTA

Monday, July 07, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

South Korea’s Woori Asset Management has called on hedge fund firms across the globe to submit single strategies for a hedge fund of funds mandate. The call for new strategies is in tandem with Woori Investment Securities.

The qualifications for the RFP are:

  • Global hedge fund managers or financial institutions with a hedge fund offering.
  • Each applicant can submit any funds, but each fund is applicable for one strategy
  • If the same fund is submitted by both a manager and a distributor, only the manager’s proposal will be considered
  • The underlying investor is an institutional professional investor;
  • The proposed funds need not be registered in Korea. However, the fund must have or appoint a local placement agent. If a selected manager is without a local placement agent, Woori will provide that service.

In a data sheet released to the media, Woori said it is looking for offshore strategies in the following categories: Equity long/short, credit long/short, event driven (equity), global macro, commodity trading adviser and multi-strategy. For the latter category, only internal-multi-manager/funds of hedge funds are eligible.

Required documents

  • The investment proposal of the firm and the fund
  • English version, Free style format (In-house Marketing materials)
  • Contents should cover investment strategy, portfolio construction process (historical exposure by sub-str......................

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