Monthly Archives: May 2017

Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang has become a partner in charge of investor relations at Hong Kong-based Dantai Capital, a value-focused, research-intensive equity long/short fund focused on Greater China and the US. Wang was most recently a portfolio manager at family office Boya Asset Management and before that a PM at China Merchants Asset Management. Earlier in her career she had stints at JP Morgan, Income Partners Asset Management, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers.

According to Eurekahedge, at the end of April, year-to-date Asia ex-Japan managers were up 7.12% with underlying Greater China and Indian managers up 8.73% and 13.89% respectively. Japan focused funds were up 2.04%.

Is the Asian hedge fund industry changing?

Is the Asian hedge fund industry changing?

One interesting and seemingly growing trend in the Asian hedge fund industry is the flow of experienced professionals moving from investment roles into marketing, sales and investor relations roles. Frontline people who really understand investment strategies is probably a good idea, but sales and marketing is a profession in itself requiring a different skill set. Those making the switch need to quickly master their new roles or it will end in tears and no AUM growth. Is this a mere fad or a new direction for the industry?