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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Welcome back to Asia Pacific Intelligence after our summer break. News in this issue covers July and August hedge fund activity for the region. We open with an interview with Rebekah Pang, head of capital introductions Asia for prime broker, Newedge. From her perspective, working with investors and managers in Asian hedge funds, she sees growing diversification in strategies coming out of the region.

We also have an outbreak of middle office and small prime offerings for emerging Asian hedge funds this month, with interviews and news from Global Prime Partners and HFO, both of whom are open to supporting the smaller hedge fund manager in Asia. Can this be seen as a sign of new growth in the Asian hedge fund arena? Let's hope so, but goodness, the month of August, so sleepy in the Northern hemisphere, has proved tumultuous in the south, with currencies and markets whipsawing around. Particularly hard hit was the rupee and we cover that in this issue, alongside the news that the Indian central bank has allowed the formation of a number of hedge funds.

Beverly Chandler
Editor, Asia Pacific Intelligence

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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