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OP Investment Management has announced its partnership with China CR Capital to launch the CR Wellington AI Fund SPC, a Cayman fund managed by Ray Ko. The quant fund will deploy a series of market neutral and arbitrage strategies and will invest in highly liquid securities in multiple exchanges worldwide including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, USA and the UK. The fund PM Ray Ko has extensive experience in trading and asset management having served as Head of Proprietary Trading and Portfolio Strategies at Paine Webber and UBS respectively.

According to Eurekahedge, Asia ex-Japan hedge funds started the year on a positive note, up 3.72% for the month with underlying Greater China focused funds up 7.82% over the same period while India focused hedge funds were down 0.50% during the month. The Asian hedge fund space expanded by US$24.8 billion in 2017 through a combination of investor flows and performance driven gains.

Matthew Cartwright

Matthew Cartwright

Matthew Cartwright has left broker Saxo Markets to join Fund One as a COO. Fund One runs a systematic global macro fund on the Swiss-Asia platform in Singapore. Prior to joining Saxo in 2015, Cartwright was a co-founder of investOrbit and also served as head of risk management at ADM Capital in Hong Kong.

Takuma Watanabe

Takuma Watanabe

Takuma Watanabe has joined Folger Hill Asset Management in Hong Kong as a portfolio manager. He was most recently a portfolio manager at Tokyo Star Bank in Japan. Earlier he was at NewSmith Japan, Fortis Investments and Bank of Yokohama.

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta, a Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program graduate, has joined hedge fund Auroville Investment Management in Hong Kong as a trader. He was most recently at Deutsche Bank and earlier at JP Morgan. Auroville’s Asia-focused global equity long/short fund was launched in 2017 by Amar Anand (ex-Tybourne Capital).

Steve Drobny’s global macro fund management firm Drobny Capital has opened a Shanghai office.

According to Eurekahedge, Asian managers saw asset growth of US$25.4 billion for annual year 2017, with total net inflows of US$9.4 billion recorded, while performance-based gains stood at US$16.0 billion. The Asian hedge fund industry oversees 8% of total global assets, or US$195.1 billion in AUM as of 2017. Asia ex-Japan managers were up 20.87% in 2017, with underlying Greater China and Indian managers up 28.83% and 31.35% respectively. Japan focused funds were up 12.54% over the same period.

Mats Sjöström

Mats Sjöström

Mats Sjöström has joined Kennie Atle Johansen’s new Hong Kong-based hedge fund firm Disciplina Asset Management as its head of business development. Sjöström most recently had a business development role at SAIL Advisors. Prior to that, he has spent most of his career with Finnish quant house Estlander & Partners as well as a few years with Altis Partners.

Charmaine Kwok

Charmaine Kwok

Charmaine Kwok has joined Grosvenor in Hong Kong as a VP. She was most recently in a manager research role at Titan Advisors. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong from Toronto, she had stints at Saguenay Strathmore Capital, OPSEU Pension Trust, IA Clarington, Abria Alternative Investments, Barrick Gold and RBC.

Kennie Atle Johansen

Kennie Atle Johansen

Hong Kong-based Kennie Atle Johansen (ex-Millennium Management) is launching an Asian equity quant hedge fund on the Swiss-Asia platform. Johansen’s Disciplina Fund will launch this month with US$110m in AUM. Earlier in his career, Johansen worked at SocGen, KASM Capital, Octis Asset Management, JJ Holding and SEB.