Monthly Archives: August 2017

Katsuyuki Kuki, JP Morgan’s chairman of banking in Japan, has left the firm to join Blackstone as Japan chairman. Earlier in his career he has worked at Japan Development Bank, Shearson Lehman Hutton, UBS and Lehman Brothers.

Marcus Blomberg

Marcus Blomberg

Marcus Blomberg, a former trader at the now defunct OGI Global Macro Fund in Japan, has been appointed  Head of Strategic Allocation and Quantitative Analysis at The 4th Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4). He was most recently Deputy CIO at AMF and has also worked at Länsförsäkringar, Alfred Berg and ABN AMRO.

Hari Ravisankar

Hari Ravisankar

Hari Ravisankar has left Janchor Partners to set up his own hedge fund firm in Hong Kong. Before spending the past six years at Janchor, Hari was educated in India and then spent time working in New York at Wolfacre Global, Chilton and Morgan Stanley. He started his career with Deutsche Bank in London following his MBA. Hari’s new firm, Ishana Capital, will start trading on 1st September. It is understood that Hong Kong-based seeder HS Group is among the early investors. Ishana will take longer term bets on stocks based on fundamental research. Mark Wittet (ex-Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs) is Ishana’s COO and Silas Xu (ex-Turiya, Blackstone, Kaiwu Capital) and Tushar Maloo (ex-Apax Partners, One East Partners, Kora Management) are partners in the firm.

According to Eurekahedge: As of July 2017 year-to-date, Asian funds have recorded a growth in AUM of US$10.3 billion, with US$6.6 billion accounted for by performance-based gains while the remainder, roughly US$3.6 billion has come through net investor allocations. Asia ex-Japan managers are up 12.57% for the year – leading the table among strategic mandates with underlying Greater China and Indian managers up 18.43% and 19.31% year-to-date respectively. Japan focused funds are up 5.71% over the same period.