Rafiki shutters global macro fund

Hong Kong-based firm launched by Credit Suisse pros returns investor capital

Janus Henderson appoints Pimco’s Steele to head up Asia distribution

The NYSE-listed asset manager running $372bn in assets sees the region as a strong growth area

Milltrust’s Hopkins: EM on the up despite external economic headwinds

Simon Hopkins, Milltrust International CEO, tells AsiaHedge that emerging markets are still attractive in the face of investor concerns about a stronger US dollar, the prospect of higher US rates and rising inflation

Maso wins landmark Cayman ‘fair valuation’ case

The offshore haven’s appellate court upheld a decision ruling that the price offered by the management of Nasdaq-listed Shanda Games to shareholders back in 2015 was “too low”

Sylebra delivers 25% ytd

The Hong Kong-based technology-focused firm tracked 10.1% return in March, followed by another 10% in April, and 8.7% in May

SFC to broaden pool of professional investors

Legal sources tell AsiaHedge that raising money may get easier as more investors qualify become eligible to invest in private funds

GAM to open Australia office

The Swiss asset manager has hired an ex-BlackRock managing director to build a local team

PruLev bounces back after strong fixed income performance

The Singapore-based investment manager is close to wiping out its trading losses this year after gaining 15.4% in May

MSCI China A shares inclusion boosts ‘credibility’ among investors

Data suggests foreign ownership of onshore equities has grown by 70% y-o-y to $190bn in anticipation of the inclusion of China A shares in the MSCI’s emerging markets index

Antipodes Partners expands investment team

Manager makes string of hires as AuM crosses $5bn threshold

BosValen’s head trader departs

Simon Kemp, formerly of Mount Kellett and Och-Ziff, has left the Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager after four years

Sohn 2018: Short and hedge Tencent

High-profile hedge fund managers pitched their investment ideas at the annual Sohn Hong Kong Investment Conference on Wednesday

Australia’s Dalton Street launches global macro strategy

The quant manager is set to open the strategy up to external investors in the coming months

SFC fines Noah Holdings for mis-selling investment products

Hong Kong’s securities watchdog has fined the firm over Noah HK’s internal system and control failures in its sale and distribution of investment products

State Street Global Advisors hires APAC research head

BAML’s former credit research head has joined the $2.73trn manager to lead investment strategy and research of its Investment Solutions Group

Ex-Morgan Stanley banker launches global equity fund in Hong Kong

Morgan Stanley’s Asia head for oil and gas launches long/short strategy focused on commodities

Blue Orca shorts Hong Kong-listed Samsonite

The newly-launched activist fund has shorted the Hong Kong-listed baggage retailer

Ex-Owl Creek Asia head launching pan-Asia fund

Chris Wang is teaming up with Edward Littmann, formerly of Mesirow Financials, for the fund which is understood to be established in the coming months