Exclusive networking events for hedge fund managers and investors in the Asia-Pacific region since 2005
Upcoming networking events
Singapore and Sydney in September
In September, Hedge Funds Club members will gather in Singapore on 3rd September and Sydney, Australia on 10th September. Catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances at our old-school, low-tech networking events for hedge funds, asset managers and investors. Join us! The events are free of charge and by-invitation-only. Sign up by emailing email@example.com
Interview: Daniel Rootes of Spark Plus on bringing Australian companies to Asian investors
HFC’s Stefan Nilsson caught up with Spark Plus’ Daniel Rootes in Australia ahead of the first Sydney Hedge Funds Club event which will take place on 10th September. Spark Plus provides listed companies access to accredited investors across the Asia Pacific region. Read the interview here.
Interview: Gavin White, CEO, Invast Global / “We are committed to contributing to the growth of the hedge fund industry”
HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to have a chat with Invast Global’s CEO Gavin White about Invast’s expanding multi-asset prime brokerage business. Read the full interview here.
Singapore Hedge Funds Club Evening Reception
Tower Club, Raffles Place, Singapore
3rd September 2019, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Join us for a relaxed evening of networking over drinks at this by-invitation-only event for hedge funds, asset managers and investors. The evening reception’s sponsors include Ogier, Spark Plus, Saxo Capital Markets, Eurex, First Degree Global Asset Management, Circle Partners, TMX Group, SS&C Advent, IG and FactSet. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Australian event!
Sydney Hedge Funds Club Evening Reception
Junk Lounge @ Cruise Bar Sydney, Australia
Tuesday 10th September 2019, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Yes! Asia Pacific’s favourite hedge fund network is coming to Australia for an evening of fun with great people. The evening’s sponsors include Ogier, Invast Global, Eurex, CMC Institutional, Solas Fiduciary Services, IG and Spark Plus. Hedge funds and investors interested in participating and service providers interested in sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch now with HFC’s founder Stefan Nilsson via email: email@example.com.
Interview: Roeland Pot, Managing Director, Flow Traders Hong Kong
The Hedge Funds Club had a chat with Roeland Pot, Managing Director of Flow Traders in Hong Kong about the derivatives markets, changing regulations and new business opportunities. In partnership with Eurex. Read the interview here.
Hong Kong Hedge Funds Club’s return to the China Club was a major hit
On Thursday 11th April 2019, HFC boss Stefan Nilsson hosted an evening of business and pleasure for hedge funds, asset managers and investors at the chic China Club in Hong Kong’s Central. The old-school networking evening – filled with smiles, handshakes and stories from the volatile markets – was sponsored by Ogier, Spark Plus, OP Investment Management, Eze Castle Integration, Invast Global, Saxo Capital Markets, Maybank Kim Eng Securities, Eurex and Meetyl. Thank you to the event sponsors and everyone who showed up!
Tokyo Hedge Funds Club Dialogue
A luncheon discussion focused on international equity markets
Tokyo American Club on Tuesday 3rd December
In partnership with TMX Group, we are very pleased to announce a new closed-door Dialogue luncheon event with an off-the-record discussion focused on international equity markets. Senior investment professionals interested in joining the lunch discussion, please contact us.
Interview: Gerben Oldekamp of Circle Partners – a new arrival in Asia’s fund admin industry
HFC’s Stefan Nilsson caught up with Gerben Oldekamp of Circle Partners in Singapore to discuss the group’s fund administration offering and its growing client base in Asia. Read the interview here.
Singapore Hedge Funds Club rocked the Tower Club
On Tuesday 26th March, the Hedge Funds Club hosted an exquisite by-invitation-only evening reception for hedge funds, asset managers and investors at the Tower Club in Singapore. The evening was generously sponsored by Ogier, Spark Plus, Solas Fiduciary Services, Circle Partners, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Invast Global, Saxo Capital Markets and KGI Securities. Several hundred of Singapore’s finest fund managers and smartest investors came to network and catch up with each other. The next Singapore event will take place on 3rd September.
Interview: Omar Taheri of Spark Plus talks about expansion into Australia
HFC’s Stefan Nilsson checked in with Omar Taheri in Singapore to talk about Spark Plus’s expansion into Australia and what industry sectors are hot right now for Asian investors. Spark Plus provides listed companies access to accredited investors across the Asia Pacific region. Read the full interview here.
Japan’s alternative investment industry came out to network in Roppongi at the 14th annual Tokyo Hedge Funds Club year-end evening reception
On 3rd December, a few hundred of the good and the great people of Japan’s alternative investment industry came out to network and have fun at the 14th annual Tokyo Hedge Funds Club year-end event at the Roppongi Hills Club. Fund managers and investors mingled and caught up over a few drinks. The event was generously sponsored by Ogier, Eurex, FactSet, Broadridge, LightStream Research and Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program.
Interview: Mio Kato, founder of LightStream Research
LightStream Research was founded in 2017 with the goal of melding traditional research with alternative data and artificial intelligence to provide deeper insights into companies, industries and economic conditions. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson checked in with LightStream Research founder Mio Kato in Tokyo to find out more. read the interview here.
A splendid evening of business and pleasure for hedge fund managers and investors in Hong Kong
On Tuesday 6th November, nearly 300 guests caught up with old friends and made new acquaintances in the hedge fund industry at a spectacular evening of business and pleasure in Hong Kong. The evening was generously sponsored by Ogier, S&P Global Market Intelligence, OP Investment Management, Maybank Kim Eng Securities, Northern Trust, KGI Securities, Invast Global, Saxo Capital Markets, Spark Plus, Solas Fiduciary Services, Circle Partners and FactSet. The next Hong Kong event will take place on 11th April 2019, but before then we have Hedge Funds Club events in Tokyo and Singapore.
Interview: Lessons from an emerging manager
Himali Kothari, Founder of Aquamarine Value, is having a conversation with Anand Ramachandran, Partner and Fund Manager from River Valley Asset Management in Singapore. Read the full fund manager interview here.
The Hedge Funds Club hosted a packed evening reception for Singapore’s hedge funds
On Tuesday 4th September, Stefan Nilsson hosted a packed evening reception for Singapore’s hedge fund managers and investors. It was an evening filled with great people having great conversations. Thank you to everybody who participated! The evening reception was generously sponsored by Ogier, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Eurex, Eze Castle Integration, Saxo Capital Markets, Spark Plus, Solas Fiduciary Services, Circle Partners, FactSet and Linedata.
We know your target market! Partner with us if you want to succeed in the Asian hedge fund industry
Since 2005, the Hedge Funds Club has been a great marketing channel for firms who want to do business with the hedge fund industry in Asia. For our regular networking events in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, the Hedge Funds Club partners with a select group of event sponsors.
Join firms like Ogier, Eurex, OP Investment Management, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Eze Castle Integration, CIBC, Maybank Kim Eng, FactSet and many more and use the Hedge Funds Club as an efficient and effective way of building your business in Asia. Contact us today to find out more about how we can work together: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open for business!
A packed and fun Hong Kong Hedge Funds Club evening reception
On Thursday 26th April the Hedge Funds Club hosted yet another fabulous by-invitation-only evening reception for hedge funds and investors in Hong Kong. Attended by the best local fund managers and smartest Asian investors, it was an enjoyable evening at Club Lusitano full of laughter, handshakes, smiles and drinks. The event was sponsored by Ogier, S&P Global Market Intelligence, OP Investment Management, Eurex, Maybank Kim Eng Securities, Apex Fund Services, Eze Castle Integration and Interactive Brokers. A big thank you to everybody who participated!
Interview: To outsource or not outsource trading for emerging managers
Jeff LeVeen, Managing Director and Head of Outsourced Trading at JonesTrading talks with Himali Kothari, Founder of Aquamarine Value. Read the full interview here.
Singapore evening reception saw great turnout by local funds and investors
On 13th March, HFC hosted another splendid evening reception for hedge funds and investors in the Atlantic Dining Room at the Tower Club in Singapore. Both long-term members and quite a few new faces enjoyed a fine evening of hedge fund networking. The event’s sponsors were Ogier, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Apex Fund Services and Spark Plus. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this another win. Cheers!
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.
Interview: OPIM’s Alvin Fan talks about strategic investment in FundSeeder
OP Investment Management recently invested in an equity stake in the company FundSeeder. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to check in with OPIM’s CEO Alvin Fan to find out what this is all about. Read the full interview here.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.