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Editorial

Monday, October 29, 2012

Asia Pacific Intelligence, November

This month has seen a wealth of little bits of news on hedge funds from Asia, that added together, imply the sector and the geographical area are enjoying a great deal of attention.

This month was dominated by the SALT hedge fund conference in Singapore. Opalesque founder Matthias Knab was involved with the preparations for this conference from early on, and extremely pleased with the success of the inaugural Asian conference organized by SkyBridge Capital: "Over 1,000 people came to network and listen to talks on hedge funds, both local and global. Right from the outset, this conference has become Asia's largest hedge fund event. I met people I haven't seen in five or, in some cases, seven years. Overall, the participants' feedback was that the event exceeded their expectations."

This issue of Asia Pacific Intelligence, our second, brings you news from Thailand, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and mainland China. We secured an interview with Gilbert Tse, Executive Vice General Manager of Fortune SG, the joint venture between SG's Lyxor and Baosteel Group that is behind the recent Winton Capital advised launch of China's first CTA product.

We also take a look at prime broking and particularly prime broking in Asia, asking how it differs from the prime broking experience in the US or Europe and how it is faring post the financial crisis.

There are interviews with emerging funds, and unusual funds (a tail risk solution based on electricity, anyone?) and a regulatory update on the proposed introduction of an Asean Ucits type product from Decherts.

Beverly Chandler
Editor, Asia Pacific Intelligence
Chandler@opalesque.com

Beverly Chandler
About the editor - Based in the UK, Beverly Chandler has been a specialist hedge fund journalist and editor for many years. She has written extensively for the national newspapers, including the Financial Times, trade papers and established a number of hedge fund magazines and newsletters. She has also written a series of books on the subject, including Managed Futures - An Investor's Guide for Wiley Financial, and Investing with the Hedge Fund Giants, from Pearson. Beverly was the European editor for MAR Hedge from 1996 to 2000, the years when a great number of the hedge fund manager star names of today were starting to build their businesses. She was awarded the Rose Baratz journalism award by AIMA in 1992.

Beverly has also worked extensively in the hedge fund conference industry, chairing and filming interviews at events for the GAIM conferences among others.

 
This article was published in Opalesque's Asia Pacific Intelligence our monthly research update on alternative investments in the Asia-Pacific region.
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