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Splendid Tokyo year-end evening rounds off a fab year for the Hedge Funds Club
On Friday 1st December, HFC’s traditional year-end evening reception for hedge funds and investors at the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo finished off another busy and productive year. The evening was sponsored by Ogier, Eurex and CIBC Fund Administration Services. We had a great turnout of local fund managers, investors and asset managers as well as quite a few distinguished overseas guests.
First Hedge Funds Club Dialogue luncheon with S&P Global a success
The Hedge Funds Club Dialogue is a new initiative where we host senior hedge fund industry executives for an off-the-record roundtable discussion over lunch. The first event took place at Tokyo American Club on 13th November in partnership with S&P Global Market Intelligence. We had a great discussion about corporate governance, market outlook, geopolitics, taxation, regulation and much more.
Hong Kong rocked and rolled by the Hedge Funds Club once again
On 8th November, the Hedge Funds Club hosted another packed evening reception in Hong Kong. Plenty of old familiar faces from Hong Kong’s hedge fund community shard drinks and stories with quite a few new people as well. A big thank you to the event sponsors Ogier, OP Investment Management, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Colliers International, Eurex and SPEEDA.
HFC Advisory Group is very proud to announce that the Hedge Funds Club scholarship for the Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program in Singapore has been awarded to Kameshwara Suppiah.
“Since 2005, the Hedge Funds Club has been supporting the hedge fund industry in Asia by connecting hedge funds and investors. Henley Business School’s hedge fund program, taught by seasoned industry practitioners, helps to shape the future of the hedge fund industry. We have the same goals and it is a pleasure for us to partner with Henley,” says HFC’s founder Stefan Nilsson. “We selected Kameshwara for the first Hedge Funds Club scholarship from a pool of very diverse and motivated people. We think he has the right mix of eagerness, motivation and competitiveness to do well on the course and in the hedge fund industry.” Kameshwara Suppiah, a graduate of the National University of Singapore, will join this month’s intake of the Henley course in Singapore. The course is currently being run in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore and will soon launch in New York and London.
From fund management to modern art: The Walking Creative from Oz
By day, James Smith works in operations at an Adelaide fund manager. In his spare time he is The Walking Creative, an emerging artist. We had a chat with him about his art. Read the full interview here.
Singapore Hedge Funds Club networking evening a smash hit
On Tuesday 5th September, Singapore’s hedge fund community came together once again for drinks and networking in the splendid Atlantic Dining Room at the Tower Club at Raffles Place. The packed by invitation only evening reception – which saw hedge fund managers, traders and asset managers mingle with investors – was generously sponsored by Ogier, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Noviscient, Eurex, Colliers International and Osaka Exchange – JPX Group.
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The Hedge Funds Club celebrated its 12th anniversary in Tokyo
On Monday 5th June, the Hedge Funds Club celebrated its 12th anniversary with a splendid evening reception at the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo. Hedge funds, FoF, pension funds, insurers, trust banks, bank treasuries, asset managers, investment consultants and gatekeepers came together to catch up with old friends and make new connections. The evening’s sponsors were Ogier, CIBC Fund Administration Services, Maybank Kim Eng Securities and Osaka Exchange – JPX Group.
The 2 and 20 model is not dead: It’s not the fees, it’s the fund managers
Read HFC boss Stefan Nilsson’s thoughts on the never-ending hedge fund fee debate on LinkedIn.
HFC rocked Hong Kong like it’s nobody’s business
On Wednesday 26th April, Hong Kong’s hedge fund community came together for some proper old-school networking at a great evening of business and pleasure. HFC rocked Hong Kong like it’s nobody;s business. The packed event was one of HFC’s best events ever in our 12-year history. A big thank you to everyone who participated and especially to the evening’s sponsors Ogier, Maybank Kim Eng Securities, OP Investment Management, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Privium RKR, Invast Global, Colliers International and Qilin World Capital.
Maybank Kim Eng’s Ade Olopade on the changing prime brokerage business
The international prime brokerage industry has seen major changes happening in the past decade. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson talked with Ade Olopade, Regional Head of Prime Services with Maybank Kim Eng Securities in Singapore. Read the full interview here.
Interview: Clayton Heijman of Privium RKR
Privium RKR is fast growing its Asian business by providing investment teams with an institutional infrastructure right from the start. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson had a chat with industry veteran Clayton Heijman about Privium RKR’s business, how to overcome barriers to entry and dealing with increasing demands on fund managers. Read the full interview here.
Interview: Mohammed Ali-Reda of Darkhorse Capital
Three years ago, Mohammed Ali-Reda founded Darkhorse Capital in Hong Kong to manage his own bottom-up emerging Asia and Middle East and North Africa equity long/short strategy. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to have a chat with him about this journey so far. Read the interview here.
Singapore’s hedge fund community came out to play at the Hedge Funds Club evening reception
On Thursday 23rd February, old-school networking was at the centre at an evening of business and pleasure hosted by the Hedge Funds Club. Plenty of quality people came face-to-face, made eye contact, smiled, shook hands and exchanged both business cards and war stories. The evening’s sponsors were Ogier, S&P Global Market Intelligence, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services and Noviscient. Thank you all for a great evening in the good old HFC tradition!
Scott Treloar of Noviscient: Re-imagining investment management
“At Noviscient we offer something new and better” says Scott Treloar in an interview about his new investment management business with a difference which he launched in 2016. Scott Treloar has a solid background working in hedge funds, private equity and banking, where he has primarily worked on portfolio management and risk management, much of it focused on quantitative analysis and systematic trading strategies. Read the full interview here.
Michael Wegener of Case Equity
HFC’s Stefan Nilsson had a chat with Case Equity’s Managing Partner Michael Wegener in Hong Kong about his global event-driven strategy and why has chosen to work with OP Investment Management. Read the full interview here.
New book: Successfully Launching and Managing a Hedge Fund in Asia
HFC boss Stefan Nilsson is a contributing author to a new book by Henri Arslanian called “Entrepreneurship in Finance: Successfully Launching and Managing a Hedge Fund in Asia” (out now, published by Palgrave Macmillan). This is a perfect read for anyone starting out in the hedge fund industry. All author proceeds will be donated to the Help for Children charity. Available on Amazon: goo.gl/fL33gt
Clare Flynn Levy:
Making fund managers better with behavioural data analytics
London-based Clare Flynn Levy is a former fund manager and current financial software entrepreneur who uses behavioural data analytics to help fund managers do a better job of investing. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to have a chat with Flynn Levy about who she is and what she’s up to. Read the full interview here.
Misaki Capital’s Masaki Gotoh: Constructively adding value to corporate Japan
Misaki Capital is one of the bright new fund manager stars in Japan. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to catch up with Masaki Gotoh, who is a partner and chief investment officer at Misaki Capital in Tokyo. Read the interview here.
OPIM’s Alvin Fan:
“Entrepreneurship is in our blood”
Interview: HFC’s Stefan Nilsson talks to OPIM CEO Alvin Fan about the Hong Kong fund house’s evolution and its current role in the hedge fund industry. Read the full story here.
The legal side of the Asian hedge fund industry
HFC’s Stefan Nilsson wanted to find out more about the legal side of the Asian hedge fund industry and decided to have a chat with Ogier’s Kate Hodson. Read all about it here.