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Circle Partners has appointed Mike Pang as its new Head of North Asia Alternative Investments based in Hong Kong. Michael has extensive experience working with alternative investment funds and has been working in the financial services industry for over 16 years.
Allan Bedwick has joined L&R Capital in Hong Kong as COO. He was most recently COO of Valliance Asset Management. Previous roles have included Co-Founder and COO of Guard Capital, Head of Macro Trading, Asia at Noble Group and Founder and CIO of Sequence Asset Management. Prior to relocating to HK, he was based in Tokyo where his employers included Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Greenwich NatWest and Lehman Brothers.
Takahiro Yamashita in Osaka has set up Mount, a private wealth manager for UHNWIs in Japan. He was most recently a relationship manager at Nomura and has previously worked at Credit Suisse, Mitsubishi UFJ Merrill Lynch and Kurokawa Kitoku Securities.
Tom Wong, who recently left his position as Head of Portfolio Management at Barclays Funds and Advisory Japan, has joined JP Morgan Mansart Management Japan as its President. Earlier in his career, Tom has worked at EY and Merrill Lynch.
Phelim O’Neill in Sydney has joined Channel Capital as a Distribution Director. He joins from AMP Capital. At Channel Capital, Phelim will manage client relationships with advisers as well as family offices and wholesale investors.
Shigeki Aihara has joined Money Design in Tokyo as the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer. Money Design offers a robo advisory investment management service in Japan. Shigeki has a long history in finance, including two decades at Goldman Sachs and serving as CEO of FGI Capital Partners.
The investment team that manages the award-winning Global Arbitrage Fund at Singapore-based Ariana Investment Management has spun out to form their own, employee-owned firm called Aravali Asset Management from which they will continue to manage the Global Arbitrage Fund. The Global Arbitrage Fund is a market-neutral strategy that trades in a range of arbitrage styles. Mukesh Dave is the Founder and CIO. Prior to launching the Global Arbitrage Fund, Mukesh worked at Savant Partners, UBS, Barclays and Citi.
After many years in New York with Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management, Kota Matsuura has moved back to Tokyo. He has joined Mita Securities as a Portfolio Manager.
Scott Clements has joined Tribeca Investment Partners in Singapore in a business development role. Scott was most recently a Managing Director at Canaccord Genuity Group. Previously he has worked at Eigencat, Scotia Bank, Scotia Capital, TMG Financial Products and Hambros Bank.
Trevor Easterbrook has joined The SILC Group in Sydney as Director of Investment Solutions. Trevor is focusing on providing financial solutions in direct investments, managed accounts, structured products and boutique alternative assets to the group’s wholesale clients. Trevor was until recently CIO of Levitas Capital, a hedge fund forced to shut down after being the target of a cyber attack initiated via a fake Zoom call invite. Trevor has previous experience from Ausbil Investment Management, PMA Investment Advisors, UBS, ABN Amro, Bankers Trust and PwC.