Monthly Archives: January 2018

Steve Drobny’s global macro fund management firm Drobny Capital has opened a Shanghai office.

According to Eurekahedge, Asian managers saw asset growth of US$25.4 billion for annual year 2017, with total net inflows of US$9.4 billion recorded, while performance-based gains stood at US$16.0 billion. The Asian hedge fund industry oversees 8% of total global assets, or US$195.1 billion in AUM as of 2017. Asia ex-Japan managers were up 20.87% in 2017, with underlying Greater China and Indian managers up 28.83% and 31.35% respectively. Japan focused funds were up 12.54% over the same period.

Mats Sjöström

Mats Sjöström

Mats Sjöström has joined Kennie Atle Johansen’s new Hong Kong-based hedge fund firm Disciplina Asset Management as its head of business development. Sjöström most recently had a business development role at SAIL Advisors. Prior to that, he has spent most of his career with Finnish quant house Estlander & Partners as well as a few years with Altis Partners.

Charmaine Kwok

Charmaine Kwok

Charmaine Kwok has joined Grosvenor in Hong Kong as a VP. She was most recently in a manager research role at Titan Advisors. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong from Toronto, she had stints at Saguenay Strathmore Capital, OPSEU Pension Trust, IA Clarington, Abria Alternative Investments, Barrick Gold and RBC.

Kennie Atle Johansen

Kennie Atle Johansen

Hong Kong-based Kennie Atle Johansen (ex-Millennium Management) is launching an Asian equity quant hedge fund on the Swiss-Asia platform. Johansen’s Disciplina Fund will launch this month with US$110m in AUM. Earlier in his career, Johansen worked at SocGen, KASM Capital, Octis Asset Management, JJ Holding and SEB.