Monthly Archives: December 2014

Zentific Investment Management, a Hong Kong-based firm led by CIO Christopher Lee (ex-BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors), will launch a market-neutral quant fund in early 2015. The team also includes Burke Lau (ex-Macquarie) and Michael Friedlander (ex-Millennium) and is backed by seeder HS Group.

Yoichi Takechi has become Japan representative for Pioneer Investments. He was previously a senior relationship manager at Henderson Global Investors and earlier at Itau Unibanco, Barclays Global Investors, PIMCO, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Sumitomo Corporation.

Yoichi Takechi

Yoichi Takechi

Hitoshi Kitsunezuka has left his gig as investment manager and hedge fund analyst at Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management. He joined Zest Asset Management in 2009. Zest, a FoHF manager with global and Asian hedge fund portfolios, was acquired by Nipponkoa Insurance and then merged with Sompo Japan. Earlier he was a fund manager at Nomura Asset Management.

Daichi Suzuki has joined the global investment management division of Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management. He left Aino Investment Corporation in November after nearly nine years ar Goro Ohwada’s firm.

Lucas Weatherill has become head of capital markets at Singapore’s Government Investment Corporation. He was most recently CIO of Maiora Asset Management. Earlier he was at Schroders, Prudential and Deutsche Asset Management.

Lucas Weatherill

Lucas Weatherill

Tokyo Live: Energy-poor Japan is a big winner on the current drop in the crude oil price. More than 90% of the money Japan spends on mineral fuels is linked to oil.

Asia ex-Japan investing hedge funds are up 8.54% for the year (until end of Nov), outperforming the MSCI Asia ex-Japan by over 400 basis points, according to Eurekahedge.

The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards will be returning for the 11th year on 22nd May at Capella Singapore.

Mubin Sadikot has joined Regal Funds Management Asia as its new COO. Mubin was most recently with APS Asset Management and prior to that with Macquarie.

Oliver Zeng has set up Deepwater Capital in Hong Kong. He was most recently a portfolio manager at SPQ Capital (part of SAIF Partners). Earlier he was at CICC Asset Management and Boyer Allan Investment Management.