Mon, Nov 30, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers June 2014

SEEDERS' CORNER: Swiss Asia Asset Management, Emergence, fund of funds ABS

Alain De Coster

Hong Kong-registered asset management company Swiss Asia Asset Management is looking to incubate hedge fund managers in Hong Kong and at the same time raise its assets under management that currently stands at $1.5bn.

To better position itself in Hong Kong, Swiss Asia is moving its Business Development Manager Omar Taheri into the island to head-charge the Swiss-Asia Incubation Platform. Swiss Asia Asset Management already has type four (for accredited investors) and type nine (fund management) licenses in Hong Kong.

Taheri said in an interview with Opalesque, "In Hong Kong we are seeing larger funds being launched, perhaps that is the nature of the major trading desks in Asia being based in Hong Kong. The key in the near future is having access to the growing wealth of China, and talented Chinese fund managers setting up in Hong Kong."

Swiss Asia is an incubator of hedge funds and in the last year has added eight new funds onto its platform in Singapore. Taheri's main purpose is to add more funds onto their platform in Hong Kong to respond to the growing interest for the region.

Taheri continued, "There are new platforms being set up to address the demand for such incubation services for hedge funds. Hedge funds in Asia don't quite launch with the scale like in the more established hedge fund scenes such as New York or London, hence platforms have a huge value add in terms of providing all the operational requirements, office space, compliance and distribution. New funds should look at the opportunity cost of setting up on their own as opposed to going on a platform." ...

You can read Komfie Manalo's full article here. Êmergence selects Bluehiv......................

To view our full article please login

This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
New Managers
New Managers
New Managers

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. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. People - Solus Alternative Asset Management adds chief strategist from BTIG[more]

    From Daniel Greenhaus joined hedge fund manager Solus Alternative Asset Management as managing director and chief strategist. He will work closely with Chris Bondy, Solus’ chief economist, managing director and executive vice president, said Chris Pucillo, CEO and chief investmen

  3. Commodities - Stung by oil, distressed-debt traders see worst losses since '08[more]

    From It’s mid-November, but for investors who trade in the debt of distressed companies, the year’s already done -- and they lost. Hedge funds that specialize in the debt are grappling with their worst declines in seven years. Funds managed by Knighthead Capital Management, Candlewood

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  5. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega