Singapore’s Kit Trading launches cryptocurrency arbitrage fund

The hedge fund platform of investment manager Vulpes Investment Management is currently oversubscribed for its February closing

Truston shutters Singapore-based Asia fund

It is understood the firm has plans to relocate to Hong Kong to launch an absolute return fund.

Brilliance breaks $1bn AuM barrier following strong gains and inflows

The firm is looking to soft-close its Greater China-focused strategy once it has reached $1bn

Hong Kong’s BFAM names Buck as COO

A reshuffle at the multi-strategy hedge fund sees former COO James Singh move to an investor relations role

India managers take plaudits as Asia’s best performers in 2017

Mumbai’s Sensex was one of Asia’s best performing markets last year, but was also one of its more volatile, turning it into a rich and fertile ground for outsized performance by hedge fund strategies

Former Algebris Asia CIO joins Graticule as PM

Ivan Vatchkov joins $5bn macro manager in Singapore headquarters

Ex-Goldman trader joins cryptocurrency market maker in Japan

Phillip Gillespie has joined B2C2 which executes on major cryptocurrencies and fiat currency pairs for brokers, exchanges, hedge funds and family offices.

Consultant Mercer acquires Tokyo alternatives firm

BFC to help Mercer’s Japanese institutional clients access HFs

Citco eyes continued Asia hedge fund growth after robust 2017

Hong Kong leads the way alongside renewed interest in Singapore

Value Partners hires Baring AM China and SE Asia head

Eric Poon joins the Hong Kong-based firm as head of sales, replacing the outgoing Wayne Shum

ChinaRock generates more than 100% return in 2017

The fund made most of its gains from event-driven bets

Quaero enters Asia through Tiburon acquisition

Tiburon manages around $900m, of which $400m is invested in Japanese equities

Ex-Millennium traders set to launch quant fund

The strategy has already attracted at least $110m mostly in the form of seed money from a US-based investor

Morgan Stanley opens up China fund to HNWIs

Previously only available to institutional investors the American banking giant’s China A-shares Fund is now open to a broader client base.

Honghu set for global equity fund launch

The fundamental-driven long/short portfolio will concentrate on small and mid-cap space

Ex-Ballingal manager Liao to launch macro fund

The strategy will identifying tactical trading opportunities in Asia-Pacific, US, and Europe

Edmond de Rothschild Capital Holdings eyes continued China growth

The oldest multi-manager fund in Asia is showing a strong performance turnaround

AIMA signs MoU with Chinese insurer’s trade body

Agreement outlines cooperation with Insurance Asset Management Association of China