Sat, Jul 4, 2015
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. Opalesque Exclusive: New systematic strategy managed alongside research firm outperforms S&P500[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: An emerging CTA manager explains how he runs his strategy, which is based on an index produced by a research firm. Peter Turk is head of

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: New systematic strategy embraces machine learning[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: The founder of a New York-based systematic trading firm, which offers a hybrid between alpha strategies and alternative feta at lower fees, describes his approa

  3. Larry Robbins' hedge fund Glenview buys 1m Tenet Healthcare shares[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Glenview Capital Management said it bought an additional 979,482 shares at Tenet Healthcare Corp valued at $53.80 million, raising its stakes in the healthcare services company to 15.16%, reported

  4. Legal - Grayson’s hedge funds under scrutiny for possible ethics violations, Court rejects hedge fund’s motion to block merger of Samsung affiliates[more]

    Grayson’s hedge funds under scrutiny for possible ethics violations From Freebeacon.com: Rep. Alan Grayson is finding himself in hot water over managing hedge funds that bear his name, actions that are in possible violation of House ethics rules. Sitting members of Congress are prohibite

  5. Hedge funds decline in June as stocks tumble on Greek woes[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds posted losses across strategies last month as uncertainty over whether Greece will remain in the euro sent global stock markets tumbling. Winton Capital Management declined about 3.1 percent in June in its $12.1 billion Winton Futures Fund, leaving it down 1.9 percent

banner