Analysis

Prime broker survey: Asia’s prime on the climb

Overall, prime brokers have taken on more mandates for the region, but it is Morgan Stanley which has come out on top in AsiaHedge’s annual prime brokerage survey


Billion Dollar Club

The inaugural Asia-Pacifc Billion Dollar Club ranking has been released. The largest 53 hedge fund managers in the region now account for just north of $190bn

Coffee with Thomas Hugger

The founder of the frontier markets specialist, Asia Frontier Capital, describes the high barriers to entry of his strategy and why he is excited about the opportunities in some of region’s more remote investment destinations



Making money in ‘old’ China

Since launching Golden Pine Capital in 2016 former Greenwoods analyst She Peng has eschewed China’s tech boom in favour of investing in the nation’s traditional economies


Prime broking: saving the relationship

The partnership between hedge fund and prime broker in Asia needs attention, with both sides outlining concerns


China looks to the futures

Hedge fund managers remain cautious on China’s onshore oil futures market. But, they agree that once the product gains more credibility it could strongly influence how oil prices move, and impact how China manages its currency and capital outflows


Growing Asia’s mighty trees: the seeding landscape

In the first of a two-part series on hedge fund seeding in Asia, some of the region’s most prominent early-stage investors describe the capital raising landscape for Asia’s would-be hedge fund managers


Opening overseas avenues

China eases outbound controls with the boost in quota for its QDLP regime


Pinpoint: bucking the trend in China

Pinpoint’s founder tells AsiaHedge that tapping into China’s rapidly changing demographics is key to finding success amid the wave of volatility in China’s listed markets


Ma’s Snow Lake takes next step in pan-Asia evolution

The once China-only firm is readying a pan-Asia strategy as it ‘hard closes’ its $1.2bn flagship China equity long/short fund


Tensions rising over geopolitical threats

Fears have escalated over a potential trade war between the US and China, as well as increasing risk surrounding Syria


Fund Manager Code of Conduct: What to know

The fast-approaching regulatory update requires action among Hong Kong’s hedge fund community. Here’s what fund managers need to know in order to get started on their compliance efforts


Going global

From humble hedge fund beginnings, Hong Kong’s Value Partners has grown to nearly $18bn across multiple asset classes. Now its sights are set on becoming a global asset manager




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