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Editorial

Friday, March 08, 2013

Welcome to the March issue of Asia Pacific Intelligence, a month where for those of us in northern and western climates, Spring is just beginning to get going after what feels like a particularly long and dark winter. And so it seems particularly apt that, finally, we appear to have something to celebrate in the Asian hedge fund arena, with news that managers are beginning to raise money again. If it's good enough for Peter Douglas of GFIA, who - let's face it - has been doing this longer than most of us, to detect a whiff of bullishness in the air, then it's good enough for me.

We report on Douglas's optimism and other success stories in this month's issue. We open with a wide ranging interview which reflects the development of the Asian hedge fund industry as much as the growth of the particular firm with Raymond Wong of Cheetah Investment Management, who has focused, along with his business partner, V-Nee Yeh, one of the co-founders of Hong Kong's Value Partners, on supporting indigenous, home grown investment talent in Asia.

Next we take a look at Stratton St and its award winning hedged renminbi fund which returned 25.32% last year. Next we interview SuMI Trust'sJoostLobler who details the ambitious plans and redevelopment of the company. We have an interview with Pacific Sun's Andy Mantel; look at an EDHEC-Risk analysis of the Asian indices and turn to all things Australian with K&L Gates' guide to Australian fund regulation, and BasisPoint's David Chin reporting on business opportunities in asset raising on that continent. We close with our usual comprehensive review of news from February for alternatives in Asia.

Enjoy!

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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