Sat, Feb 6, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Asia Pacific Intelligence

Editorial

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Welcome to the December issue of Asia Pacific Intelligence. This month's issue takes us across our region from South Korea to Mongolia to Australia.

Our cover story this month examines the fledgling but remarkably robust hedge fund industry in South Korea, a country that has emerged from the financial crisis in good shape but eager to boost investment returns for its ageing population's pension funding.

From Korea, we shoot off to Australia to interview Daniel Liptak, head of the alternatives business at Zenith Investment Partners, an Australian consulting firm that researches and rates funds available through the mezzanine level of the financial planning networks in Australia plus boutique financial planning groups and larger wealth managers. Increasingly, mom and pop Australians have large pools of assets available to invest in hedge funds - Liptak reports on what takes their fancy.

Back in Singapore, we have a joint Asia/European seeding venture in Woori Absolute Partners, with an interview with chief investment officer, Edward Moon, about how their firm works and when we can expect to see their first seeded fund.

The view from here this month, comes from Mongolia, where the Quam Group offers an investment fund that ticks all the boxes for those who love emerging markets and high volatility. We also have our usual round up of news for the hedge fund industry from the Asian Pacific region.


Enjoy your December issue of Asia Pacific Intelligence


Kind regards
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.
Asia Pacific Intelligence
Asia Pacific Intelligence
Asia Pacific Intelligence
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. How Einhorn survived a nightmare year[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Even when a hedge fund has an awful year, which was the case for David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, there are lessons to be learned. Many funds would have had a tough time surviving a year like Einhorn experienced in 2015, when all the stars seemed to align against him and Green

  2. Legal - Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case, Gramercy seeking $1.3 billion from Peru over land-bond dispute[more]

    Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case From Reuters/Streetinsider.com: Former hedge fund manager Doug Whitman on Tuesday won a reprieve from serving the remainder of his two-year sentence for insider trading after several judges expressed skepticism that his 2

  3. Investing - David Einhorn finds a winner in Michael Kors[more]

    From Thestreetinsider.com: Greenlight Capital hedge fund manger David Einhorn took his lumps in 2015. The fund lost over 20 percent on the year amid bets gone bad being long a plunging SunEdison and short a couple high-flying FANG stocks. However, today Einhorn is again showing his stock picking pro

  4. Investing - Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans, Comment: A bunch of hedge fund managers are chasing the 'dream of crushing a major structural problem'[more]

    Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans From CNBC.com: European banks are under immense pressure, but at least one prominent hedge fund has found what it thinks is a good opportunity in the wreckage. Marc Lasry, co-founder and chief executive of hedge fund Avenue Capital

  5. Computer-driven hedge funds make money during January’s selloff[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodity trading advisers (CTAs) that use computer programs to guide how they trade, made millions of dollars during last month’s market selloff on the back of declining oil prices and global equities and big moves in currencies. Data provider