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Monthly Archives: December 2015
John Parrilli has joined Silver Tree Hong Kong as a trader. Most recently he had a brief stint at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities. Before that he spent seven years at Phalanx Capital Management and a few years at Tradelink. He kicked off his career at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Liesl Tziolis has left her gig as COO and general counsel at Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore. Apparently she is leaving fund management to become an entrepreneur – she’s launching a lifstyle brand called Apsu in Thailand. Something to do with Turkish and Japanese bathing rituals. Sounds great.
According to Eurekahedge, Asia-ex-Japan investing funds have delivered the best returns globally and are up 7.07% YTD. Assets managed by Asia-ex-Japan grew by US$9.6 billion as of 2015 YTD with US$4.7 billion attributed to investor inflows and US$4.9 billion attributed to performance-driven gains. Within the region, Greater China mandated hedge funds are up 9.45%, outperforming the CSI 300 Index by 8.52%.
Kensaku Yasobu has joined Manulife Asset Management in Tokyo. He was most recently an investment manager at Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management and was earlier a fund manager at Resona Bank.
Takashi Saito has joined Jesper Koll at WisdomTree Japan in a sales role. Most recently he worked at T&D Asset Management for many years. His earlier experience include JP Morgan and Credit Lyonnais.
Michihisa Ide has joined UBS’s asset management business in Japan, where he will focus primarily on the O’Connor funds. Ide, a former colleague of HFC boss Stefan Nilsson at JP Morgan, has also previous experience from HSBC, Japan Alternative Investment Co, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Societe Generale. He started his career at Deloitte after graduating from Keio University.
Permal Asset Management’s former Asia boss Bo Kratz has joined Conning as its new CEO for the Asia Pacific region. Most recently Kratz was head of Asia Pacific at Northern Trust Asset Management and earlier he was CEO of ABN AMRO Asset Management in Singapore. Kratz’s new role will be based in Hong Kong. He started his career in his native Sweden with Carnegie, H Lundén Fondkommission and Alfred Berg and relocated to Asia in 2001. Conning, an asset manager headquartered in the US, is primarily focused on the insurance insurance. It has US$93bn in global AUM.