Fri, Nov 28, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

APS partners with Martin Currie to form China A share and Greater China active equity management business

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - APS Asset Management Pte Ltd (APS) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Martin Currie to form a long term strategic partnership and become the world's leading independent China A share and Greater China active equity management business. The completion should be done at the end of September.

APS will leverage Martin Currie’s distribution platform, and the latter will be APS’ primary distributor worldwide.

In the announcement released today, Mr Wong Kok Hoi, chairman of Singapore-based APS, said: “Competition in our line of business is intensifying. Hence, instead of competing with one of the industry giants, I decided it is more sensible in the long-term to pool resources with Martin Currie in building a highly competitive China team.”

The A-share class is designed for Chinese residents; only a handful of Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) are allowed to trade in them. Most foreign investors invest in US$, in Hong Kong markets, and trade in H shares, instead of A shares, Hedge Fund Research told Opalesque in a recent interview.

APS manages five hedge funds: APS Far East Alpha Fund; APS Japan Alpha Fund; APS Greater China Alpha Fund; APS Greater China Long/Short Fund; APS Asia-Pacific Hedge Fund – and a retail fund, the APS Alpha Fund. It has research teams across three different cities in China supporting their market leading China ‘A’ share strategy.

Martin Currie, a specialist investment management business head-quartered in Edinburgh and with around $16.2bn in AuM, has been active in China since 1994, and was among the first foreign institutions to be awarded a QFII license in 2005.
B. Gravrand


See our most recent article on APS:
Opalesque Exclusive: APS Greater China Alpha Fund down -5.7% in May (-6.3% YTD) on slowdown of China’s economic growth Source

See last week's articles on China hedge funds:
Opalesque Exclusive: All about China hedge funds – How can investors take part of the China play (Part III) Source
Opalesque Exclusive: All about China hedge funds – Nearly 300 hedge funds are now located in Greater China (Part II) Source
Opalesque Exclusive: All about China hedge funds - New tools since last year (Part I) Source

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Unlucky Paulson & Co. rebrands $1.6bn Recovery Fund after 13% drop[more]

    From Businessweek.com: A maturing U.S. economic recovery is prompting Paulson & Co. to change course. The $19 billion hedge fund firm, led by billionaire John Paulson, told investors on a conference call this month that the Paulson Recovery Fund will be renamed Paulson Special Situations Fund on Jan

  2. Opalesque Roundtable: Islamic Finance races ahead with Sukuk, the first managed account platform, and foreign demand[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A number of developments took place within Islamic finance in the past years, including the launch of a Islamic managed account platform and the further growth of the sukuk space that saw this instrument evolve from being a type of an ABS security that was rarely

  3. CTAs , event-driven strategies lead hedge funds recovery in mid-November[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: November’s performance proves to be in sharp contrast to the previous month, with equities further consolidating their upswing last week, according to the latest Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. CTA funds als

  4. Fund Profile - A complex hedge fund strategy works for United Technologies[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: Reports that portable alpha is dead have been greatly exaggerated, as Mark Twain might have phrased it. Another Connecticut Yankee, giant United Technologies Corp., is gearing up to grow its successful, nearly decade-long portable-alpha program. The UTC strategy took

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: The unintended consequences of Basel III[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Bijesh Amin, co-founder and managing director of Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a technology solutions and services firm focused on the alternative asset management industry, has recently observed