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Zeal China Fund awarded Best New Asian Hedge Fund 2011 by Eurekahedge

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - Zeal Asset Management announced that Zeal China Fund has received the “Best New Asian Hedge Fund Award 2011” by Eurekahedge.

Zeal China Fund, a Greater-China Long Short equity hedge fund was launched in January 2010 and has been acknowledged by many global institutional investors for their outstanding performance. Alexander Mearns, Chief Executive Officer of Eurekahedge commented "The best new Asian hedge fund award has traditionally been handed to the best performing new fund both in terms of quantitative performance and qualitative values. After much deliberation by our esteemed panel of judges, this year we are delighted to present the award to Zeal China Fund".

Jacky Choi, Chief Investment Officer at Zeal believes China will become one of the most important platforms for the fund management industry in the next decades. However, Jacky stresses that while investors may identify attractive themes in China, “the key to investment success still lies in understanding the fundamentals of a company through conducting vigorous bottom-up research and extensive reality checks: stock-picking is still the key when it comes to China investing,” said Jacky.

From day one, the Zeal team has committed to build an institutionalized infrastructure for investment research as well as risk management and operations. “We believe this is what our investors are looking for. We are very glad that our efforts are reflected in our fund’s performance and are recognized by the market today”, concluded Franco Ngan, CEO of Zeal Asset Management.

(press release)

Zeal China Fund Limited is a Greater China long/short equity strategy adopting a disciplined value-style investment process that focuses on detailed original fundamental analysis of a target company and its business. The fund seeks to generate long-term capital appreciation by primarily investing in China-related companies listed in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen (A and B shares) and Taiwan. The core investment philosophy is grounded in the principles of value investing. Our investment team is focused on identifying and exploiting the investment opportunities arising from market inefficiencies through vigorous value-style fundamental research. (Bloomberg Code: ZEALCHI KY Lipper ID: 68035232)

Zeal Asset Management Limited strives to be the premier asset management company in Asia and the Greater China region, helping investors from around the world to achieve attractive and enduring risk-adjusted returns by tapping the enormous potential in this fast-growing region. The foundation of our company is our firm commitment to value investing, original fundamental research and bottom-up stock-picking.

Zeal manages a Greater China long-short equity fund, providing investment advisory services to institutional investors and high net-worth individuals around the world.

Zeal Asset Management Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zeal Capital Limited and is a limited liability company incorporated in Hong Kong. Zeal Asset Management Limited is licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to conduct Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and Type 9 (Asset Management) regulated activities.

Zeal Capital Limited is incorporated in the Cayman Islands as an exempted company with limited liability under the Cayman Companies Law, and operates under an exemption from license under the Securities Investment Business Law (as amended) of the Cayman Islands.

- FG

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