Sun, Feb 26, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Asia Pacific Intelligence

Editorial

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Welcome to 2013 and to the January issue of Asia Pacific Intelligence. With the start of a new year, it's a good opportunity to take a peek back at how 2012 was for the Asian hedge fund industry and then to look forward at developments we can hope to see over the coming year.

This month's cover story is an extensive interview with Joseph Pacini, Head of Alternative Investment Strategy Group for BlackRock Asia Pacific and responsible for some $22bn in alternatives in the region. Pacini pinpoints opportunities for investors into Asia and within Asia over 2013. Dislocations, shortage of capital and volatility will all provide potential returns, he says.

For our 'View from here' regular column, we interviewed James Hay at Pangolin Investment Management whose $37m portfolio has achieved an annualised return of 16% since 2004, with investments in just four Asian markets: Singapore; Malaysia; Thailand and Indonesia. Not strictly a hedge fund, as the markets don't offer much in the way of hedging opportunities, Hay's fund is a value fund, hedging through natural opportunities that arise in inefficient markets.

Looking at the regulatory environment in Asia, both back to 2012 and looking forward to 2013, Kinetic Partners have produced a substantial report on how this will impact on financial services companies. Asia seems relatively calm but leaders from the financial services industry certainly seem to have concerns over the impact of new regulations in the coming year.

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. Institutional investors plan to raise allocations to alternative assets in 2017[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A survey by Context Summits Miami showed that nearly 72% of institutional investors and family offices plan to raise their allocations to alternative asset managers this year, suggesting continued strong demand for the industry. "As many large, brand name f

  2. Comment - Mortgages, mergers and hedge fund fees, Fairholme's Berkowitz responds to court ruling against hedge fund suits of Fannie Mae[more]

    Mortgages, mergers and hedge fund fees From Bloomberg.com: Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed down an odd decision in a lawsuit over the government's nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The key issue is what's called the "Third Amendment," the 2012

  3. Investing - Hedge funds continue to chase the herd in record Momentum wager, Marshall Wace bets grocer Sainsbury may need rights offering, Hedge fund net exposure has started to retreat, David Tepper's Appaloosa fund makes a huge buy, The 10,000-mile journey to Short Australia, Skeptical hedge fund investors grill Evan Spiegel about Snap's I.P.O.[more]

    Hedge funds continue to chase the herd in record Momentum wager From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds can't get enough of momentum - even if it means embracing an investing strategy they hate. Loosely defined as betting on shares that went up the fastest over the preceding nine-to-12 months, h

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Swiss investors take fund seeding and acceleration into their own hands[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Banque Bonhote, a 200-year old Swiss private bank, last year launched a community of investors - heads of Swiss family and advisory offices and wealth managers - with the aim of co-investing in the kind of managers they wanted to invest in, either by way of s

  5. K2 Advisors : Why We Like Activist Hedge Fund Strategies and Some Thoughts on Alpha[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Rob Christian, Senior Managing Director, Head of Research K2 Advisors, Franklin Templeton Solutions, writes on Harvest Exchange: When d