Profiles

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


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

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


Prunus blossoms with global biotech sector equity focus

An experienced investment team led by Andy Chen finds rich pickings in the bio-pharma and biotech space, even in a bearish market phase


Australia’s KIS thrives on ‘keep it simple’ investing approach

KIS Capital’s Asia ex-Japan equity long/short strategy has delivered consistently positive performance since its launch in 2009, avoiding large drawdowns in the most challenging times of market turbulence due to its focus on good stock-picks and tight risk management


Shimoda’s UMJ Galleyla thrives in volatile Japanese market

A blend of technical and fundamental analysis, and a focus on small caps, has served the Tokyo-based Galleyla fund well in a volatile equity market


Roy’s RV Capital takes focused and value-based approach to macro

Veteran trader Ranodeb Roy thrives in tricky markets – finding value in dislocations, avoiding momentum trades and taking contrarian positions


Australian climate change fund Cool Futures bets on cooling planet

The soon-to-launch Cool Futures Hedge Fund will take bets on companies based on how they will fare from the earth’s significant cooling as opposed to global warming


Ex-AMP team at IFM taps quant demand with Asia equity funds

Veteran former AMP Capital team has a new home at IFM Investors and has unveiled its first Asia-Pacific offerings at a time of rising demand for quant equity strategies


Ascender gains traction with Asia-focused Global Value strategy

Edouard Mercier Andrin Bachmann It pays to focus on Asia, as the managers of the Hong Kong-based Ascender Global Value


Pinpoint thrives with value-based approach to investing in China

In a Q&A with AsiaHedge, Pinpoint Asset Management’s Wang Qiang shares his views on what it takes to succeed as a China-focused investment manager



Ton Poh delivers alpha from the Greater Mekong’s frontier markets

Bangkok-based boutique hedge fund manager Ton Poh is on a roll this year, drawing significant capital on the back of sterling performance.


Monsoon evolves new strategy for India, optimistic on market prospects

Gautam Prakash Gautam Prakash, the founder and CEO of Washington DC-based Monsoon Capital, is highly optimistic on the prospect of


Short-term trading-focused Alphalex makes progress amid China’s financial storm

Matching strategy to market, Alex Au’s Greater China fund trades the shorter-term, believing buy-and-hold is unpromising in the current cycle


Value player Accudo delivers steady two-year gains with Asian small-cap strategy

With an established track record, portfolio manager Manuel Schlabbers is ready to scale his catalyst and event-driven strategy


Veteran Asia manager LIM Advisors racks up 21 years in the alternatives business

LIM Advisors celebrated 21 years in May, making it one of the longest continually operating alternative investment business in Asia