Monthly Archives: June 2014

Scott Henderson has joined Gregard Heje’s Kontiki Capital Management as COO. He was most recently COO of Seres Asset Management. Hong Kong-based Kontki will run an equity long/short strategy and is understood to have been seeded by Heje’s former employer the Ziff Brothers.

Stephen Diggle’s Vulpes Investment Management is planning to launch a systematic trading fund named Nova. Scott Treloar is the brain behind the new strategy.

Masaki Taniguchi, formerly of SPARX and Goldman Sachs, has joined Pleiad Investment Advisors in Hong Kong as COO. Vien Chiu, also ex-Goldman, has joined as CFO. Pleiad, founded by Kenneth Lee and Michael Yoshino (both ex-Soros Fund Management), is expected to launch its China-Japan equity long/short fund soon with about US$150m in AUM. Its backers include HS Group.

Sami Shaikh has joined Moon Capital in Singapore as its Asian head of trading. He was most recently a trader at Tudor Capital. Following his graduation from the University of Brighton he started his career at hedge fund Emso Partners.

GoldenTree Asset Management has opened a Singapore office. Shahriar Saadullah has been hired from Citigroup to run the office which initially will focus on business development.

The Singapore-based Akshayam Asia fund, launched five years ago by portfolio managers Kedar Wagle and Ajay Sharma, has become part of Maybank Asset Management. The Akshayam Asia Fund is an Asia ex-Japan long/short equity fund focused on bottom-up stock picking.

Moore Capital Management has hired Steve Glynn as a fund manager for its Hong Kong office. Glynn was most recently Asia-Pacific head of fixed income at Morgan Stanley.

Point72, Steve Cohen’s family office, is understood to have hired Seiji Onoe from the prime brokerage division of Goldman Sachs as its head of Japan.

Asian Century Quest Capital, once a multi-billion dollar Asian-focused hedge fund, is being wound down following poor performance and investor redemptions. Paul Saferstein is now planning to launch his own Asian equity long/short fund, Saferidge Capital Partners. The firm will be based in New York. Before joining ACQ in 2006, Saferstein was at AllianceBernstein and Morgan Stanley.

Yosh Nakahara has left Benchmark Advisors, where he was CIO, to become managing director of Journey Investment Management in Singapore. At Journey he will focus on Japanese equities and global TMT equities. Earlier he had stints at Horizon, BlackShip, Andor, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch.