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New Managers March 2012

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Three emerging hedge fund managers speak to Opalesque

After a tough 2011, Acacia's long/short equity fund bets on resources

The Acacia Master Fund, Ltd. is a BVI-domiciled directional long/short equity fund that invests in technology, China and resources. Launched in November 2009, the $14m fund returned 29% in its first year, 66% in 2010 and -23% in 2011. It was up 0.46% in January 2012.

Comparatively, the HFRX Asia ex-Japan Index returned 1.87% in January (-13.81% in 2011); the HFRX Energy/Basic Materials Index was up 0.85% (-8.40% in 2011.

Ryan Weidenmiller

Ryan Weidenmiller, who founded Beijingbased Acacia Capital Management, Inc. in January 2009, previously founded and built a Top 10 venture fund in China, which has seen twelve companies conduct IPOs to the NASDAQ and NYSE markets totalling more than $6bn in market capitalization. Acacia featured in Opalesque in November 2011 (Opalesque Exclusive: China-based hedge fund beyond bearish on the fate of the Euro and Europe), and the fund is in Opalesque's Emerging Managers database.

It invests in variables of individual companies, particularly China, the TMT (technology, media and telecommunications) sector, natural resources sector, and areas that the managers, who have been investing in those sectors for more than a decade, think have an edge.

Ryan Weidenmiller and Luke Diaz, director of investor relations, talked to Opalesque about the opportunities that they see going forward.

"We focus on areas we believe we have an edge in understanding w......................

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