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Monthly Archives: January 2016
Shinichiro Nagai has resigned from GCI Asset Management to join Shinsei Bank as head of the bank’s asset management group. Most recently, Nagai was a senior manager in GCI’s investment solution group. At an earlier stint at GCI, he served as the firm’s CFO. He has also worked as Japan COO of FoF firm FRM and spent a big chunk of his career at Fuji Bank.
Mathias Piardon, who co-founded hedge fund firm Noho Capital Management in Hong Kong, has joined FoF firm Ayaltis in Switzerland as a senior hedge fund analyst. Earlier he has worked at Dresdner Kleinwort, Calyon, Credit Lyonnais and Societe Generale.
After a long career at Asahi LIfe Insurance, Takashi Imai has joined Fidelity in Tokyo. He joined Asahi Life in the late 80s upon graduating from Waseda University. Among his many roles over the years, he spent a few years managing the fund of hedge funds investment team at ALAMCO. In his career he has also had stints at WestLB, AIG and the Japanese embassy in Germany.
Sze Meng Tan (ex-CIMB-Principal, Khazanah Nasional Berhad) and Kim Kian Chuan have launched the TGCC M3 Momentum Fund, a systematic long/short futures fund on the Swiss-Asia fund platform in Singapore.
Guard Capital Management in Hong Kong, founded by Allan Bedwick and Leland LIm, has hired Don Hanna (ex-Roubini Global Economics, Fortress) for its research team and Michael Stenske (ex-Ernst & Young) as CFO. Additional new hires include Fiona Lake (ex-Goldman Sachs), Daili Wang (ex-Roubini, CITIC) and Harry Carsch (ex-Civic Capital Advisors, RBS).
According to Eurekahedge, Asia ex-Japan hedge funds returned an estimated +1.45% in December while Japan funds did +0.27%.
BlackRock’s former COO for its Asian portfolio management group, Marc Desmidt, has been recruited to Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management (formerly known as SAC) as the firm’s new Asia head. He will oversee the firm’s operations in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
Steven Barrett, formerly of Myriad Asset Management and Black’s LInk Capital, has received a ten-month ban from the industry by Hong Kong’s securities regulator because he had concealed his personal securities transactions from his employers.
Manfred Wong has left asset manager Mesirow to become a portfolio specialist at Morningstar in Hong Kong. Prior to Mesirow, he was an investment consultant at Mercer where he focused on due diligence on alternative investment managers. Earlier in his career he worked at PwC, Macquarie and AMP Capital.