Sparking life among securities lenders

A number of factors need to come together for the volatility in global markets to increase securities lending activity in Asia, State Street’s Jansen Chua, tells AsiaHedge

Australia’s Ellerston looks to grow international reach with its global macro fund

The investment firm has set its sights on increasing its international investor base with the launch of a global macro fund run by former Tudor executive Brett Gillespie

Atyant says portfolio risk in India now lies at stock-specific level

After a year where India-focused managers garnered the region’s best returns the nation’s macro story is predicted to be stable, with any risks to an investor’s portfolio at the company level, according to Atyant’s Rahul Saraogi

Caring for cryptos

Digital asset funds are being prepped almost every day in Asia. Yet industry professionals warn would-be fund managers that cryptocurrency funds carry unique operational risks

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

North Asia’s corporates prove fertile ground for Neutron Absolute Return

Returning almost 30% without a single down month in 2017, the Neutron Absolute Return Fund has been making the right value catalyst and special situations calls in North Asia, as Rodney Diola reports

Hong Kong’s BosValen places big bets on the future of Asia’s artificial intelligence revolution

Ken Xu, BosValen CIO, says firms will see a dramatic rise in productivity and value creation from what he calls the ‘AI revolution’. Rodney Diola uncovers how Xu is taking advantage of this technological trend

Foundation optimistic that China market has further upside

The strategy has delivered a remarkable 47.1% return in the first nine months

Value Partners blends fundamental culture with quant skills

Big data and quantitative investing are taking an increasingly important role at Value Partners Group

Goldsky Global Alpha on a roll as it eyes $200 million size

Tracking social media sentiment has paid off handsomely

Taiwan-based Tmesis AI-driven strategy builds momentum

To the end of August the strategy has returned 8.75% since its inception in May 2016

PCS starts vol fund with backing from Sydney family office

The strategy is primarily focused on generating alpha from systematic volatility management and tail-risk overlays

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