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Editorial

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Welcome to the December issue of Asia Pacific Intelligence. We open with a return visit to Cheetah Investment Management, a Hong Kong based investment firm, seeding local long only, frontier market funds and hedge funds. Funds under their aegis include Lester Poon's Pedder St, and a Japanese fund with Arcus.

We hear also this month of the Japanese pension fund commitment to hedge funds (some 65.6% invest in them) and that Asian institutions are set to raise $17tln in assets by 2017.

We also take a look at the hedge fund industry in Australia, with a snapshot from Preqin, a prediction of the return of the fund of fund from Triple A's Damien Hatfield and news of another Gottex joint venture, this one with ex-Zenith's Daniel Liptak.

Enjoy this last in the year issue of Asia Pacific Intelligence which comes with a happy holidays wish from me,

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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