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Monday, July 08, 2013

Welcome to the July issue of Asia Pacific Intelligence which opens with an interview with Mike Curry of Hermes BPK, a London headquartered investment firm which specialises in alternative investments. Curry works out of the Singapore office, managing a Greater China fund of funds, saying if you have a stomach for volatility and a long term view, China can be a good call. Also covered this month is a study from Preqin that claims that the vibrant credit markets in Asia could lead to hedge funds in the credit space to catch up with the ever popular long/short strategy. The month saw tremendous volatility across Japan and China, a situation that has worked well for a number of Asian hedge funds. We report on a study from Preqin on the boom in Japanese long/short hedge funds.

Enjoy the read. Next month, August, Asia Pacific Intelligence is going to the beach but we will be back in September with a bumper issue for the new season. Do send me your news over the summer.

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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