Monthly Archives: November 2015

Scottish fund house Martin Currie (part of Legg Mason) has acquired Japanese equity long/short fund manager PK Investment Management in London. PK’s founder Paul Kirkby will manage Martin Currie’s Japan equity long/short business which now has total assets of US$425m. Additional portfolio managers in the London and Edinburgh based investment team are Paul Smith and Claire Marwick.

Asia ex-Japan hedge funds gained an estimated 3.46% in October, while Japanese hedge funds were up 2.17%, according to Eurekahedge.

Shizuka Yamagata

Shizuka Yamagata

Shizuka Yamagata has joined Japanese hedge fund Misaki Captal in an IR role. She was most recently in a cap intro role at Morgan Stanley and has also worked at Barclays.

MurakamiTakeaki Murakami has joined Eurex as a key account manager in Tokyo. He was most recently a consultant at FactSet in Sydney and Tokyo.

Halley Caldwell has left her gig as COO of Hong Kong hedge fund firm Sylebra Capital Management where she’s worked since July 2011. Earlier she was at Coatue Management. Destination unknown.