Analysis

Asia cubs spring to action

A groundswell of top-quality fund managers set to launch in Asia coincides with an improvement in appetite for Asian managers among global allocators. AsiaHedge explores the new fund environment and picks some funds to watch out for in 2018


UMJ’s Super Cycle Long Short Fund targets external capital in 2018

As global asset allocators again put Japan-focused strategies on their radar, UMJ hopes its Super Cycle Long Short Fund can finally gain investor traction after years of being overlooked

Asia-Pacific assets reach record highs

Assets run by Asia-Pacific firms reach new high for the fifth year



India strategies top 2018’s worst performers to date as Asian hedge funds retreat in a volatile February

Asian equity long/short hedge funds were mostly in retreat in February as the stock markets across the globe saw rapid


Networking an advantage in Vietnam’s growing equities market

The rapid modernization of Vietnam is attracting the attention of global investors. South Africa-based hedge fund manager Optis Capital has been an early mover in the frontier market after building a network of trusted local advisors


Meeting of minds in Macau

Report on the HFM Asia Operational Leaders Summit


Q&A: Breaking into China

Mark Li, general manager & head of China sales for Fullerton Fund Management explains how the firm has tackled setting up shop on the Mainland


Asia managers get defensive after Trump’s push for punitive tariffs on Chinese imports

Hedge fund managers began adjusting portfolios following President Trump’s threat of punitive tariffs against China as uncertainty enters the markets


Asia fundraising: a family business

Family offices and HNWIs in Hong Kong and mainland China are an important source of capital for Asia-focused hedge fund managers. But it is important to understand exactly what these investors want for their money


Sparking life among securities lenders

A number of factors need to come together for the volatility in global markets to increase securities lending activity in Asia, State Street’s Jansen Chua, tells AsiaHedge


Data shows fund launches declining in H2 2017

The establishment of new hedge funds in Asia in H2 remained sluggish with both launches and capital raised down on H1


Australia’s Ellerston looks to grow international reach with its global macro fund

The investment firm has set its sights on increasing its international investor base with the launch of a global macro fund run by former Tudor executive Brett Gillespie


Atyant says portfolio risk in India now lies at stock-specific level

After a year where India-focused managers garnered the region’s best returns the nation’s macro story is predicted to be stable, with any risks to an investor’s portfolio at the company level, according to Atyant’s Rahul Saraogi



Caring for cryptos

Digital asset funds are being prepped almost every day in Asia. Yet industry professionals warn would-be fund managers that cryptocurrency funds carry unique operational risks


Market volatility leaves funds in the lurch: Asia’s reaction

Hedge funds running large short vol positions took a hit last week as volatility returned; there is still risk the wild swings are not over yet


Providing liquidity is BitSpread’s strategy for delivering returns in a highly-volatile digital currency world

The cryptocurrency specialists’ have developed a quantitative trading system to profit from the asset class’ arbitrage opportunities


Readying the launchpad

Rebounding from a disastrous year in 2016, the Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry showed strong performance overall in 2017. The charted course is for a continued set of new fund launches in 2018 but, as Thomas Duffell discovers, it looks set to be a bumpy ride


Citco eyes continued Asia hedge fund growth after robust 2017

Hong Kong leads the way alongside renewed interest in Singapore