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Shout It Out Loud

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Asia-focused relative value fund manager Red Cliff Asia has been named Best Asian Hedge Fund of 2017 at the recent Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards in Singapore.

Edward Moon

Edward Moon

Edward Moon has left Singapore and relocated to Hong Kong for a new role as Regional Head of Alternative Investments at HSBC Private Bank. Most recently, Ed was covering hedge funds and other liquid alternatives at Bank of Singapore. Prior to that, he was CEO of Ataraxia Quant Strategy, a division of Lighthouse Canton, CIO of Woori Absolute Partners and Co-CIO of family office EDGE. He started off his career at Credit Suisse First Boston and then Citibank.

Cyrus Hendry has left Aspect Capital to join Niatross Investments in Hong Kong in a business development role. Cyrus started his career in London as an operations analyst at Folkes Asset Management in 2000 and then spent more than 15 years at Aspect.

Jumpei Ibuki

Jumpei Ibuki

Jumpei Ibuki has joined quant manager Aspect Capital in its Hong Kong office. Most recently Jumpei was a managing director with Och-Ziff in Hong Kong. Earlier he worked in Japan for Gartmore, S&P Global Ratings, Moody’s and Nippon Shinpan.

Katarina Royds

Katarina Royds

Katarina Royds has joined Benjamin Fuchs’ hedge fund firm BFAM Partners in Hong Kong in an investor relations role. Most recently Katarina was in a business development role at Westpac-owned hedge fund investor Ascalon Capital Managers. Earlier she has worked at Senrigan and Cannizaro. She started her career at Aurum Funds in London and has also had stints at Credit Agricole Alternative Asset Management and Banca Esperia. Katarina has also been a very active member of 100 Women in Finance.

Faith Toh

Faith Toh

Faith Toh has joined Singapore investment house Avanda Investment Management as head of the firm’s business development and marketing. Avanda’s chairman is Kok Song Ng, the former CIO of GIC. Toh has spent her career so far at JP Morgan, most recently working as VP, Client Portfolio Management in hedge fund solutions at JP Morgan Asset Management.

Asian hedge funds posted their third consecutive month of losses in April, down 0.12%. On a year-to-date basis, Asian managers lost 0.03%, with weaknesses led by Japan and India mandated hedge funds which were down 1.69% and 1.19% respectively, according to Eurekahedge.

Jacky Chan

Jacky Chan

Jacky Chan has joined Point 72 Asset Management in Hong Kong as Head of Portfolio Manager Evaluation Asia. He was most recently a senior portfolio manager at Penjing Asset Management and has previously worked at Gottex Fund Management and Standard Chartered Bank.

According to Eurekahedge: Asia ex-Japan hedge funds were down 1.44% in March, and 0.18% for Q1 2018. Equity-long/short managers focused on the region posted their worst quarterly results since Q1 2016 and are down 0.41% for the year. Japanese managers were also down 1.69% in March and down 1.58% year-to-date – the worst performing regional mandated funds in Q1 2018.

Mariana Ibrahim

Mariana Ibrahim

The one and only Mariana Ibrahim has relocated back to her native Singapore after a few years in Hong Kong where she worked at Rafiki Capital Management and Credit Suisse. Her new gig is as IR director at wealth manager Lighthouse Canton. She started her career in hedge fund diligence at PAAMCO/KBC.