Monthly Archives: March 2016

KLFThe Hedge Funds Club is proud to support the Karen Leung Foundation in Hong Kong and its annual Sohn Conference on 1 June (the day before the next HK Hedge Funds Club evening). Speakers include Seth Fisher (Oasis), Benjamin Fuchs (BFAM), Eashwar Krishnan (Tybourne), Masahiko Yamaguchi (York) and many more. All proceeds from the event will support the foundations’ respective missions to save lives from gynecological and pediatric cancers by promoting research, prevention, education and optimal treatment. HFC members enjoy a 25% discount on tickets.

Asia ex-Japan hedge fund managers were down 1.78% in February bringng their YTD numbers to -6.84%, according to Eurekahedge.

Raaj Shah, ex-CIO of Matchpoint Investment Management, has been banned from the industry for a year by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission for failure to disclose his personal trading accounts.

Balyasny Asset Management’s Asia head Avinash Abraham is leaving the $9.6 billion hedge-fund firm after more than six years, according to Bloomberg. Abraham was earlier at Citadel and Och-Ziff.

Bobby Wood

Bobby Wood

Bobby Wood has joined Factorial Managment in Hong Kong as COO. Most recently Wood was a managing director at BosValen Asset Management where he focused on business development and IR. Earlier he was at Serica Partners, Matchpoint Investment Management, UBP, UBS and PaineWebber.

Kingsmead Asset Management in Singapore, founded by John Foo (ex-FrontPoint Partners), has hired Yeow Tong Ng (ex-Eastspring, Fundamental Capital Advisors), Rong Quan Ong (ex-Tantallon) and Li Fang Tan.

Raymond Jook

Raymond Jook

Raymond Jook (ex-Keywise, DBS, UBS) at Avant Capital Management in Hong Kong is launching a new fund. Avant already runs a China fund and now Jook will launch the Avant Capital Optma Fund, a multistrategy fund focused on fixed income, relative value arbitrage and equities, with his own money to establish a track record.

BTG Pactual is understood to be shutting down its hedge fund arm in Hong Kong. The CIO of the Hong Kong business Antoine Estier, a former UBS trader, is leaving the firm.