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New Managers February 2012

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Three emerging hedge fund managers speak to Opalesque

Fund that will play with increased volatility in Asia to be launched Q2 Craig James

Craig James knows about volatility - especially Asian volatility. As Hong Kong-based Portfolio Manager for New York-headquartered AM Investment Partners , he used to run the Asia Volatility Fund, which took a long-volatility (long-vol) posture. (James participated at the 2009 Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable.)

When he left AM in April 2010, he wanted to create a new fund with a different model - a model that would make better use of the volatility swings.

The Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index, currently at around 22 (17 a year ago), saw some wild swings in the last year, especially in March 2011 and in the summer. And the HSI Volatility Index, currently at around 23 (around 18 a year ago), also saw spikes in March and in the second half of 2001. The index reached a high of 58 in January 2008, went up to 104 in October 2008, but cooled afterwards, staying in the 20-30 range. High volatility started again in September 2011 when the index reached almost 52.

James is now the founder and CIO of Expedition Advisors Ltd., a new Caymans domiciled equity volatility fund. Currently in New York, he is moving to Hong Kong in March.

He has recently secured a significant seed......................

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