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Monthly Archives: April 2015
BlueCrest Capital Management has expanded its equity team in Hong Kong. The latest addition is Karyo Oh. Oh was most recently at Marshall Wace and earlier at Citadel, Asuka, Owl Creek and Fidelity.
Hutchin Hill has opened an office in Hong Kong in order to expand its pan-Asia event driven strategy. The office is headed by former SAC manager Aaron Neiman.
Asia Pacific-focused hedge funds returned 0.47% in March and 3.35% YTD, according to estimates in Barclays Monthly Hedge Fund Update.
Benjamin Happ is joining Myriad Asset Management as Head of Capital Formation & Investor Relations. He has most recently been working in the prime brokerage of Credit Suisse and before that he was Head of Business Development at Abax Global Capital. Earlier in his career he spent time at Morgan Stanley, Allianz Hedge Fund Partners and Citi. The new role takes Happ from Boston back to Hong Kong. Get ready for less clam chowder and more noodles, I’d say. Welcome home to Asia.
Bing Lin, formerly a portfolio manager of Keywise Capital Management, has set up Alpine River Capital Management in Hong Kong. Earlier he worked at Joho Capital, State Street Global Advisors and MICH Investments. Alpine River’s strategy is value-focused, Asian equity long/short.
After a decade at Eurekahedge, Ashmita Chhabra has left to join Apex Fund Services as their Asia Pacific head of business development. She will still be based in Singapore for this new role.
Rose-Marie Evius has joined Unigestion in Singapore in a legal, compliance and risk role. She was most recently at RHT Compliance Solutions and earlier at Laven Partners and KPMG.
Tokyo Live: Anecdotal evidence is pointing to 10%-20% increases in hourly wages for casual workers at shops and restaurants in Japan due to severe staff shortages. There are more jobs available than there are people who want them. Some restaurants now even limit their operating hours as they can’t attract staff. We are also seeing more foreign staff taking these jobs.
Atsuhito Mori has become General Manager of Orix Bank’s treasury department in Tokyo. Mori has had a 20-year career with Orix and was most recently based in the Netherlands with Orix’s asset management subsidiary Robeco. Earlier he has spent many years with Orix Commodities Corporation and Orix Investment Corporation.
Patrice Conxicoeur has been appointed CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management in Japan. He has had a long career with HSBC and was most recently Global Head of Insurance Coverage in Hong Kong. This new gig brings Patrice back to Tokyo where he earlier headed Sinopia T&D Asset Management, a JV between HSBC and T&D.