Fri, May 26, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Counterpoint Asian Macro fund reaches $122m AUM

Thursday, May 08, 2014
Opalesque Industry Update - City Financial’s Asia Macro hedge fund, Counterpoint, has launched with over $120m in assets, making it one of the largest Asian hedge fund - and the largest Asian macro fund - launches in the last 12 months.

The Counterpoint Asian Macro Fund is managed by Geoffrey Barker with City Financial Investment Company (Hong Kong) Limited.

There was no seed investor and capital came from a combination of investors in Geoffrey’s previous fund and from new investors.

The fund is a discretionary macro strategy focused on investment opportunities driven by the markets and economies of Asia-Pacific. Its investment objective is to achieve annual double-digit returns over the course of a cycle of 5-7years, with low leverage and ready liquidity.

The strategy is contrarian, value-orientated and research-driven, combining longer term strategic positions with shorter term tactical positions.

Andrew Williams, Chief Executive, City Financial, says: “We are pleased to report that the Fund got off to a running start in March, returning a net 1.8% to Class A investors in what was a choppy month for markets.”

Geoffrey Barker, Portfolio Manager for the Counterpoint Asian Macro Fund, said: “Volatility in Asian markets has presented lots of opportunities for a fund like ours. Investors can still capitalize on the region’s growth and seek double-digit returns through the fund. Most other Asian macro funds with a long-standing track record and team are closed to new capital, so capital raising success in part represents investor demand for an uncorrelated strategy with relatively few available managers.”

City Financial Investment Company (Hong Kong) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of City Financial Investment Company Limited.

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. Investing - Tudor Jones backs AI hedge funds, Massive hedge fund trades highlight insider buying: GE, Pentair, Tempur Sealy, Apollo Global and more, Hedge funds big wigs are buying consumer and selling tech, here's the stocks[more]

    Tudor Jones backs AI hedge funds From FT.com: Hedge fund magnate Paul Tudor Jones has invested in a brace of artificial-intelligence powered "quantitative" hedge funds, underscoring the increasing acceptance that the industry will need to turn more to technology and away from traditional

  2. Soon hedge fund investors won't bet on a man, they will bet on a machine[more]

    From Forexlive.com: The Wall Street Journal is in the midst of a 17-part series that looks at the rise of quant funds. The AUM and money invested in quant funds still trails traditional asset managers but the gap is closing. What's truly amazing is volume. Quant funds make up 27% of trading vo

  3. Investing - China's HNA wants to invest in Value Partners, Risk parity investors reap rewards from rebalancing act, SoftBank's $100 billion tech fund rankles VCs as valuations soar[more]

    China's HNA wants to invest in Value Partners From Reuters.com: HNA Group has alighted on a logical, if pricey, target in Hong Kong. The deal-hungry Chinese travel conglomerate known for overpaying wants to invest in Value Partners, one of Asia's few sizeable independent asset managers,

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Investors warm to ESG, but seek standardization[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Asset managers and asset owners plan to double their investment in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) driven strategies over the next two years, according to a survey from BNP Paribas Securities Services. The report, "Great Expectations: ESG - what's nex

  5. J.P. Morgan Asset Management launches ultra-short income ETF[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the $1.5tln investment management arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has launched the JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (JPST), an actively managed ETF that seeks to provide current incom