Exclusive networking events for hedge fund managers and investors in Asia since 2005

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Coming up: Tokyo Hedge Funds Club year-end party

Next stop on the Hedge Funds Club social tour of Asia is Tokyo. On Thursday 4th December we’re back at the Roppongi Hills Club for an evening of business and pleasure with Japan’s best fund managers and smartest investors. Come and network and meet new contacts as well as catch up with old friends in the Japanese hedge fund industry. We offer you live jazz and the best networking this side of Mt. Fuji. The evening’s sponsors include Ogier, Intertrust, Maples Fund Services, S&P Capital IQ, Eurex and TSI International Group. Sign up while you can. Please note that this is a private by invitation only event for hedge fund managers and investors. Sign up for your free place via email: stefan.nilsson@hedgefundsclub.com.

On yer bike: Greg Smith on why commodities make sense in your portfolio
Greg Smith

Greg Smith

 

As many commodities are trading close to or below their marginal cost of production, it is perhaps a good time for investors to revisit the commodities markets. Can we expect the recent correction in commodity prices to be short-lived? Are commodities attractively valued at current levels? The recent price corrections create tremendous opportunities for medium to long-term investors. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson sat down with commodities fund manager Greg Smith to talk about the opportunities in the commodities markets. Read the full interview here.

 

Hedge Fund Jobs by Matthew Hoyle Financial Markets

 

L/S Credit Portfolio Manager

An Asian-based multi-strategy investment group is currently looking for a Senior L/S Credit Portfolio Manager: APAC high-yield bonds. This is a risk-taking role so they are looking for someone with credit portfolio management or even prop-trading background. Experience in shorting bonds or buying CDS. Running a book of several hundred million to start. This role has a scope to become a deputy CIO role. Based in Hong Kong.

 

L/S Equity Portfolio Manager

A multi-strategy hedge fund company, well known for trading equities, credit and convertible bonds, is currently looking for a Long/Short Equities (event driven) Portfolio Manager to join their team in Hong Kong. Previous experience with fundamental stock-picking is a big advantage. Someone with relevant investment analyst experience at either a tier 1 bank or a major hedge fund. Relevant experience with Asian equities is a must. The ideal candidate should be able to generate short-term events.

 

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Paul Pozarowski at Matthew Hoyle Financial Markets: paul.pozarowski@matthewhoyle.com.hk

 

Japan’s hedge funds given boost by Abenomics
Nilsson and Takahashi

Nilsson and Takahashi

 

With the arrival of Abenomics the interest in Japanese hedge funds picked up again. But the Japanese hedge fund industry has also suffered from several scandalsin the past couple of years which has changed the industry. In this interview HFC’s Stefan Nilsson talks with Makoto Takahashi, chairman of one of Japan’s leading hedge fund management firms, about UMJ, Abenomics, hedge fund platforms and attracting foreign capital. Read the full interview here.

 
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Hong Kong Hedge Funds Club: Asia’s favourite social club rocked Hong Kong’s Central once again

 

On Monday 20th October, Asia’s favourite social club for the hedge fund industry returned to Hong Kong once again. The 43rd Hedge Funds Club networking evening was sponsored by Ogier, FactSet, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services, Maples Fund Services, Linedata, Dealreporter, Digiterre and Eurex. HFC’s friends at high-end, active lifestyle creator Journeys by Chance will also be at the event with some great travel prizes. Thank you to all who participated. Thank you for coming out to play with us. Next stop Tokyo on 4th December.

 

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“Many congratulations for making this happen. In life there are only so many people who make things happen and you are one!”

Simon Hopkins, CEO, Milltrust International

 

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Liquid alternatives served to an illustrious crowd of hedgies in Singapore

On Monday 1st September, the Straits Bar at the Tower Club on the 64th floor of Republic Plaza in Raffles Place was again host to another successful Singapore Hedge Funds Club evening. A couple of hundred hedge fund managers and investors took the opportunity to broaden their network of contacts while also reconnecting and catching up with old friends in the hedge fund industry. The 42nd by invitation only Hedge Funds Club networking evening was another success for Asia’s favourite social club for the hedge fund industry. A big thank you to our sponsors who made it all possible: Ogier, FactSet, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services, Maples Fund Services, Global Prime Partners, Linedata, Dealreporter and Eurex. Sunil Rajan of Progress Capital summed up the evening as: “Good food, good wine and great people.“

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Jessica McCarroll on triathlons, Asian hedge funds and Edward Snowden
Jessica McCarroll

Jessica McCarroll

Triathlon competing Asian hedge fund veteran Jessica McCarroll is currently portfolio manager for Silverhorn’s relative value fund. In this interview HFC’s Stefan Nilsson talks to McCarroll about the evolution of the Asian hedge fund industry during her long career which kicked off at O’Connor, Hong Kong as a location for a fund management business, risk management and almost becoming Edward Snowden’s boss at the NSA. Since 2013 she’s managing the Silverhorn Dynamic Relative Value Fund which uses a liquidity model as its top-down strategy allocation tool. Read the full interview with Jessica McCarroll here.

Rugby and commodities with Mike Coleman
Mike Coleman

Mike Coleman

Michael Coleman is the founder and managing director of RCMA Asset Management in Singapore. For the past decade he has been one of the better known hedge fund managers in Singapore. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to have a chat with Coleman about the role of commodities in an investor’s portfolio and the differences between rugby union and rugby league. 13 players versus 15? A very British feud that dates back to the 19th century. Read all about it here.

Stephen Fisher: gone fishing on his own terms 
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DJ Dr Fish

Three years ago Stephen “Fish” Fisher, aka DJ Dr Fish, left JP Morgan after a couple of decades at the firm to set up his own fund in Singapore. Leaving his gig as Head of Global Fixed Income Product – Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Asset Management, Fish became the chairman and CIO of First Degree Global Asset Management. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided that it was a good time to have a chat with his former JP Morgan colleague Fish about running money, house music, shovelling snow, three billion Asians getting rich, what gets him out of bed in the morning, FT headlines, leaving JP Morgan, predictable markets, managing risk, aircraft leasing and fishing for absolute returns. Read the full interview here.

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Chance Xie

Chance Xie: alternative journeys

Hong Kong-based hedge fund investor Chance Xie decided to follow her passion and launch Journeys by Chance, a high-end active lifestyle creator based in Hong Kong. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to talk to his former JP Morgan colleague about her alternative journey from hedge funds to bespoke travel. Read all about it here.

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The Hedge Funds Club rocked Roppongi again

As Japan’s rainy season kicked off outside, the sun was still shining inside the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo on Thursday 5th June as a few hundred hedge fund managers and investors came to have fun and network at the big Tokyo Hedge Funds Club summer party. The exclusive, by invitation only, networking event brought Japan’s hedge fund community together for a relaxed evening of business and pleasure. Legendary jazzman Michael Goto and his trio entertained the guests at the event which was sponsored by Ogier, TSI International Group, Vistra Fund Services, Global Prime Partners and Alfa Romeo.

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Prerna Chainani-Monsen: from hedge funds to fashion

Fashion brand: Maison Monsen

Prerna Chainani-Monsen is well-known in Hong Kong’s hedge fund community. Having earlier gone from investment banking to jewellery to hedge funds, she has recently launched her own fashion clothing business, Maison Monsen. Hedge Funds Club’s Stefan Nilsson decided to have a conversation with the fashionable Prerna about the passions in her life. Read all about it here.

 

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 Chris White: an ice climbing portfolio manager

Chris White

Chris White is currently portfolio manager at Nezu Asia Capital Management in Singapore and an active ice climber. Hedge Funds Club’s Stefan Nilsson decided to chat with him about risk management on the trading desk versus up a mountain and climbers with punk rock attitudes. Read the full conversation in our interview section here.

 

Hedgies in Singapore and Hong Kong went long alcohol

The Hedge Funds Club events in Singapore on 27th February and Hong Kong on 3rd March were two more successes. Asia’s favourite hedgie club keeps putting hedge fund managers and investors together over drinks. Asia’s best fund managers and smartest investors came together at these two exclusive, by invitation only networking evenings. A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors Ogier, FactSet, TSI International Group, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services, Morningstar, Global Prime Partners, StatPro and Vistra Fund Services. Next stop Tokyo.

The CME-Hedge Funds Club Dinner in Tokyo a great success

On the occasion of CME Group CEO Phupinder Gill’s visit to Tokyo, the Hedge Funds Club organised a teppanyaki dinner discussion for a small group of Japanese fund managers, traders and investors in Ginza on 12th February 2014.

A smashing year-end party for Japan’s hedgies and investors

Japan’s hedge fund managers and investors celebrated a great year with a packed Tokyo Hedge Funds Club year-end party in Roppongi on Thursday 5th December. Japan’s biggest and best fund managers were there as were Abenomics-propelled start-ups and some of the biggest Japanese institutional investors. Michael Go-To’s jazz trio entertained a big, by invitation only, crowd busy networking and enjoying some drinks. The evening was sponsored by Fiat Chrysler, Vistra Fund Services, Ogier, S&P Capital IQ, NYSE Liffe, CME Group and App Annie.

Yoshiki Ohmura: Fast cars and alternative investments

The long and the short of racing fast cars: Racing driver Yoshiki Ohmura has long been involved in the alternative investment industry. Swiss-Japanese Ohmura, a true international business- and sportsman, has been able to successfully combine his love for fast cars and racing with a successful career in alternative investments. HFC decided to check in with our old friend Ohmura to find out more about what he is up to. Read our exclusive interview with Yoshiki Ohmura, racing driver and chief executive of Conquest Financial Partners and Vesper Capital Management here.