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


Hedge Funds Club 2005-2015

Celebrating 10 years of connecting the hedge fund industry



Tokyo Hedge Funds Club’s Official 10-Year Anniversary Party
Thursday 18th June 2015


Roppongi Hills Club, Tokyo, Japan


Hedge funds / Investors / Networking / Live jazz / No boring stuff


By invitation only


For the past ten years, the Hedge Funds Club has been the meeting place for Japan’s and Asia’s hedge fund managers and investors. In June 2005 we held our very first networking evening in Tokyo and we have since then connected the industry through events in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. On Thursday 18th June 2015 we will celebrate our 10-year anniversary with a massive party at Roppongi Hills Club. Great people, live jazz, special guests, lots of fun, no boring stuff. Our sponsors include Japan Exchange Group, Ogier – Elian, TSI International Group, Maples Fund Services, Dealreporter, Eurex, UOB Bullion and Futures, S&P Capital IQ, Intertrust and Abarth.


Hedge fund managers and investors can sign up for free places at the event via stefan.nilsson@hedgefundsclub.com.


Asia’s leading hedge funds came out to play in HK

On Monday 16th March, the Hedge Funds Club gathered several hundred of Hong Kong’s leading hedge fund managers and investors for the 46th Hedge Funds Club networking evening. Club Lusitano was packed with the good, the even better and the best hedgies. The evening was generously sponsored by Bang & Olufsen, Ogier, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services, Eurex, TSI International Group, Matthew Hoyle Financial Markets, MaplesFS, UOB Bullion and Futures, Intertrust and Dealreporter.


There is value in Abe’s Japan
KU and Associates

KU and Associates

Kenichi Ura made himself a name while doing research and managing money at the asset management arms of Prudential and Baring. In 2007 he set up his own research shop, KU and Associates and in 2014 Creation Capital launched a new value-focused small/mid-cap Japan fund advised by Kenichi Ura. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to find out more in a brief interview with Ura-san here.



Asia’s favourite social club rocked Singapore

Oh, what a night! On Monday 2nd February, Asia’s favourite social club for the hedge fund industry rocked Singapore’s central business district. The 45th Hedge Funds Club evening got Singapore’s best hedge fund managers and smartest investors together for another fun evening of drinks and networking. The evening’s sponsors were Ogier, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services, Linedata, RHT Compliance Solutions, TSI International Group, CPI and UOB Bullion and Futures.


Packed Tokyo Hedge Funds Club year-end party finished off a great year for Asia’s favourite alternative social club

Hedge funds / Investors / Drinks / Live jazz / Networking / By invitation only


On Thursday 4th December, a packed Roppongi Hills Club hosted Japan’s best fund managers and smartest investors for a great evening of business and pleasure. The evening’s sponsors were Ogier, Elian, Intertrust, Maples Fund Services, S&P Capital IQ, Eurex, TSI International Group and FXCM/FastMatch. A few hundered invited professionals came to network over drinks and great jazz by Micheal Go-To’s trio. Cheers to all our members and sponsors for a terrific 2014. Thank you! In 2015 we are celebrating our 10-year annivesary.


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.

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.

The First Degree View: Stephen Fisher’s views on the global markets


After a long global career in asset management with JP Morgan, Stephen “Fish” Fisher set up First Degree Global Asset Management in Singapore in 2011. He serves as the firm’s chairman and CIO. While at JP Morgan, he served as Head of Global Fixed Income Product – Asia Pacific, Australian Head of Capital Markets Research and Asia Pacific Regional Head of Capital Markets Research. In his blog The First Degree View, he shares his thoughts on global markets. Follow Fish’s views here.


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



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.“


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.

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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.



 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.