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Thu, 13 Jun 2013
Editorial
Continued faith in Asian long/short equities pays dividends for SAIL Advisors
Kretschmer reports from the front line of Japanese long/short investing
Ex-Mizuho credit strategy manager Yap nets $100m seeding to launch Asian credit fund
Deacons advises Hong Kong based fund managers on potential impact of AIFMD
Australia's Zenith asks if the perceived expense of funds of funds is accurate
Fund managers expect a slowdown in China but a continued boom in Japan
Stratton Street predicts China and Australia currency link will be first of many
Hedge funds attract $50bn in five months and return 0.20% in May, 3.89% year to date
Hedge fund news from around the Asia Pacific region over May included:
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Thu, 09 May 2013
Editorial
Allocation to alternatives by Japanese institutions set to increase as domestic market booms
Allen Partners offers local knowledge for hedge funds chasing super funds
Boutique absolute return fund of funds searches for like-minded partners globally
Eurekahedge reports hedge funds up 0.71%in March, 2.98% year to date with Japanese hedge funds up 10.78% in the first quarter
Aussie seeder Scout Global to launch offshore fund version of its family office emerging manager fund
Zenith finds good CTAs offer protection from market volatility
Alternative news from Asia Pacific for April included:
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Tue, 09 Apr 2013
Editorial
Gottex Penjing finds value in smaller Asian hedge fund managers
KPMG investment team finds huge potential international growth for domestic Chinese fund management firms
Dutch investment boutique hunts for returns in Japan's revitalisation
Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index reports gains of 0.22% in February, 2.33% year to date
The Nordic bridge between Asian hedge funds and northern European investors
"Ignore Japanese alpha at your peril" says GFIA
QDLP scheme for hedge funds kicks off with $5bn quota application in mainland China
Japanese stockmarket reaches new highs
Manulife's inaugural survey finds investor confidence low across developed Asia
Asia Pacific hedge fund news for March included:
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Fri, 08 Mar 2013
Editorial
Cheetah's Asian pedigree keeps it ahead in the race
Stratton Street offers renminbi exposure through award winning fund
SuMI Trust's Global Asset Services division has expansive plans for 2013
Pacific Sun rises on themes of consumption and urbanisation
Asian and emerging hedge fund specialist detects a whiff of bullishness
Law firm offers asset managers a navigation tool for Australian regulatory landscape
Asia Pacific hedge fund news for February included:
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Thu, 07 Feb 2013
Editorial
Debt levels worse than Greece and political change drive breakthrough in moribund Japanese markets
Pension fund investments will drive Japanese hedge fund industry growth
FCA seeds Japanese -focused hedge fund
India's hedge fund potential is comparable with the US in the 1980s says Ada founder
Triple eight visa may bring in assets for Australian hedge funds
Politics and policy drive year-end gains for Asian hedge funds says HFRX
January news round-up: Asia Pacific hedge fund news this month
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