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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.

Brenton Battlefeld has joined LMR Partners as a PM. He was most recently a PM at Rafiki Capital Management in Hong Kong. Earlier he was at Barclays and Boston Consulting Group.

Timothy Cheung

Timothy Cheung

A new hedge fund management firm, LSL Partners, has been launched in Sydney, Australia. The firm will shortly launch its first fund, The Fury Fund, an Asian equity long/short strategy. The firm, which also has plans to open a Hong Kong office, is led by Timothy Cheung (ex-Perpetual Investments, Morphic Asset Management, Cheung Capital Management), Kim Ivey (ex-Vertex Capital Management, Commonwealth Bank), Chung Ip (ex-Outrider Management, Ascend Capital, Accel-KKR, JP Morgan) and David Gray (ex-UBS, State Street). Cheung will serve as the CIO.