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After publishing our phenomenal Opalesque Zurich Roundtable with Alexander Ineichen and many other leading Swiss alternatives leaders in March 2009 (which can be accessed in our Roundtable Archive on the website: www.opalesque.com/index.php?act=archiveRT), we are proud to present the 2009 Opalesque Singapore Roundtable.

The 2009 Singapore Roundtable took place on April 2nd at the local office of Customhouse Group, who also sponsored the event. I also want to thank Peter Douglas for helping me to put the following group together:

  1. Zack Kembar, COO, Capstone Investment Advisors (Singapore)
  2. Christian Stauffer, Portfolio Manager, LH Asian Trade Finance Fund
  3. Daren Riley, Co-Founder, Riley Paterson Investment Management
  4. Daryl Ee, Director for Alternative Investments, BNP Paribas Asset Management Singapore
  5. Peter Douglas, Principal, GFIA
  6. Han Seng Low, Investment Management Division, United Overseas Bank Limited
  7. Dermot Butler, Chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services
  8. Han Ming Ho, Partner, Clifford Chance
  9. Prof. Melvyn Teo, Centre Director for BNP Paribas HF Centre at Singapore Management University
After the recent meltdown, Asia based consultants and investors are now observing a new wave of startups - and they point out that this is exactly what happened post the last Asian crisis. A lot of the great names of the Asian hedge fund industry were actually set up around the end of the Asian crisis.

They were very small for a number of years, before they finally attracted attention and started to gain critical mass. Funds like Artradis in Singapore, or LIM or ADM in Hong Kong - a lot of what are now the biggest established managers actually started as small boutiques post the Asian crisis, and ran very small amounts of money for quite long periods.

  • What is the opportunity set the new Asian start-up managers are targeting? What is their typical profile?
  • How has Singapore as an investment management center evolved over the last year? Did you know that the most recent regulatory initiatives aim to establish Singapore as a fund domicile?
  • Why should you "hire your risk manager from Singapore, and your trader from Hong Kong", as the saying goes? What are the underlying reasons for such cultural differences?
  • Read how hedge fund managers explain the dynamics of the natural healing process which occurs in Asia when the marginal investor, the foreigner, has gone - and how to profit from it.
  • The consensus is that the Asian hedge fund industry is going to produce good performance numbers mid-term - who are the investors who participate in the upswing?
  • What is the margin by which Asian focused hedge funds with head or research offices in their investment regions have outperformed their counterparts managed from the U.S. or U.K. - and why?
  • and much more... 29 pages full of real intelligence!

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