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Asia Pacific Intelligence

Editorial

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Welcome to the first edition of Opalesque's newsletter focussed on hedge funds in the East, Asia Pacific Intelligence. There is a great deal of alternative investment news coming from the region, dominated by the slow opening up of China as a hedge fund centre, a process reported on in depth in our lead story.

Our first edition carries the news of the first CTA to open its doors in mainland China with Winton Capital Asia's launch with Lyxor and its joint venture partner Fortune

We also have a report from the first hedge fund symposium in Beijing, and news from AIMA Hong Kong that they are actively looking to support the establishment of a mainland China AIMA presence.

Asian hedge funds have had a tough few years, most ably researched and written about by Singapore-based Asian hedge fund industry veteran, Peter Douglas of GFIA, who is interviewed in this issue. But a growth area is Australia. We profile a new Australian hedge fund business, at the moment a managed account, which is attracting attention on an international level and David Chin of BasisPoint Consulting reports that the Australian hedge fund industry is thriving.

Asia Pacific Intelligence is pleased to announce that GFIA will be our research partner with the newsletter. To clarify our field of interest, we are focussed on hedge funds that are either located in or substantially allocated to the Asia Pacific region including funds focussed on: Asia, excluding and including China, Japan; Australia; Hong Kong; New Zealand; Singapore and Thailand.

Shortly we will be offering you access to our proprietary Opalesque Asian Pacific Hedge Fund Database. If you have a hedge fund that you would like to see included in this fund database please send details to db@opalesque.com.
 
And if you have any news that you would like to share with the wider world, please send it to 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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