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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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Khing Oei
B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

There are many investment platforms around. Here we have one that was created by a seasoned professional who wanted to shift away from the traditional fund management model, which he saw as problematic. So he went on to create one that would attract talents and ideas from all over the world by using the latest technology. His end-product is, effectively, part of the next generation of asset management.

Khing Oei, founder and CEO of London-based AlphaSwap, had gained wide experience at Goldman Sachs, Fortress and Halcyon before running the event-driven hedge fund Eyck Capital Management between 2013 and 2017. With experience came awareness.

"The philosophy behind AlphaSwap came from issues that I've been seeing in the asset management industry," he explains in a recent interview on Opalesque TV. "This industry has been plagued by lack of transparency, lack of alignment of interests, high fees, and very often poor performance. That's why we've seen a big shift from active to passive management.

"On the other side, we have seen under-utilisation of the global investment talent pool. Some reasons behind it are regulation, which has led to lay-offs in the sector, consolidation of t......................

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