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New Asia small and mid-cap hedge fund enters OPIM platform

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Winnoc Lui
B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

OP Investment Management (OPIM), Asia's leading hedge fund platform, has taken on Kaison Asian Small & Mid Cap Fund SP. The fund, which is Cayman-domiciled, starts trading on 25th February. It is the flagship of Hong Kong-based Kaison Asset Management, founded last year by ex-ICBC VP Winnoc Lui.

Mr. Lui will target investments within U.S. and Asian ex Japan markets, and will aim to achieve long-term absolute returns.

"The launch coincides with the market timing, matching the combination of market recovery catalysed by policy and long-term drivers of MSCI A share inclusion," Mr. Lui tells Opalesque. "Aside from absolute returns, the goal is to provide allocators with regional exposure to the small and mid-cap space, using global portfolio management standards. Small to mid-cap companies are undervalued and mispriced in Asia ex Japan markets, and the PEG (price/earnings to growth) ratios of these firms are generally lower than in developed nations. We believe investing in companies with a high earnings growth profile and a specified set of catalysts will bring us better investment returns."

Mr. Lui's strategy draws on more than 15 years ......................

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