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

Top industry names come together to tackle the key issues

Lively panel discussions featured top-performing managers, industry leaders and consultants sharing their views and insights

Reviving interest among global allocators for Asia managers

Strong performance in recent months from an increasingly broad and diversified Asian hedge fund industry is driving demand from global investors for exposure to Asia-Pacific managers

Asian hedge fund assets hit $285 billion in strong first half

Strong first-half performance fuels industry’s growth across the board

New launches remain at low pace despite better conditions

New launches continue at a slow pace despite improved conditions

Asian hedge funds rally in H1, outlook stays positive for H2

Industry sees a strong recovery in performance across a range of sectors and strategies

Societe Generale beefs up presence in Asian prime services

Societe Generale Prime Services has beefed up its presence in Asia with the aim of becoming a top-tier provider of prime services

Simplex thrives on search for Japan small-cap value stocks

Simplex’s newest investment vehicle is the latest to focus on undiscovered value and growth opportunities within Japan’s various equities markets

Consolidation drives evolving Asian fund admin landscape

AsiaHedge’s latest Asian Hedge Fund Administration Survey details the respective market shares for the region’s leading players in terms of fund mandates and assets under administration

About Capital thrives on fundamental/quant strategy blend

Ex-Greenwoods partner Ted Chen’s About Capital pan-Asia firm has built solid foundations for growth with strong results and team expansion

Rising costs and regulation boost middle-office outsourcing

Managers are increasingly seeing the attraction of hiving off middle-office functions to an outsourced third-party service provider

Asia-Pacific prime brokerage survey

Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are running neck-and-neck in terms of the leading overall prime brokers to Asia-Pacific hedge funds this year, according to the AsiaHedge research team

Degroof Petercam eyes potential in Asia fund incubation

Chief executive officer, Michael Stockford, of the Hong Kong-based Degroof Petercam Asset Management (HK) Ltd outlines the group’s hedge fund incubation initiative in the region

Sanchi Credit applies a scientific mind to value-based credit investing

Pranab Pattanaik’s Sanchi Credit Value fund targets pricing dislocations in illiquid bonds and follows a methodical approach to investing in credit

Optimus primed for growth as Wang rides the tech rally

The high-conviction strategy run from Beijing has delivered strong returns since launch in 2011, and the firm is now building out its global research efforts as well as its presence in the US