Monthly Archives: April 2014

Japan’s GPIF, the world’s largest pension fund, has appointed Waseda University professor Yasuhiro Yonezawa as the new head of its investment committee.

James Fallon has become COO and head of business development at Seres Asset Management in Hong Kong. Fallon was most recently a director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asian prime brokerage. Earlier in his career he’s worked at Tremont, Morgan Stanley, Highview Capital and Neuberger Berman.

HS Group, the investment firm set-up in Hong Kong by Johannes Kaps and Michael Garrow, will make a seed investment in an Asian equities fund to be launched by Pleiad Investment Advisors. Pleiad is run by Kenneth Lee and Michael Yoshino (both ex-Soros).

Japan-focused hedge funds lost money for the third consecutive month in March, according to Eurekahedge. Q1 finished -1.91%. Not good, but still outperforming the Topix by almost 6%.

Sandra Lee, who recently left Carlyle, has joined Angelo Gordon in a Hong Kong-based Asian marketing role. She earlier worked at Paulson & Co and Morgan Stanley.

Tarun Mahrotri (JP Morgan’s ex-co-head of emerging markets) has set up Kris Capital in Singapore and launched a global macro fund.

Charles Allard has resigned as Asia chairman of Winton Capital to join a software firm in Hong Kong. Winton, founded by David Harding, plans to expand its Asian business by opening a Tokyo office.

Nathalie Lou (ex-Macquarie Funds, Eastspring, ING, Franklin Templeton) has joined Zeal Asset Management in Hong Kong as its new head of business development.

GIC’s former CIO, Ng Kok Song, is planning to launch a global macro fund seeded by his former employer.

SSG Capital Management, set up by ex-Lehman Brothers banker Edwin Wong in 2009, is launching a new Asian special situations fund.