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The Hedge Funds Club celebrated its 12th anniversary in Tokyo
On Monday 5th June, the Hedge Funds Club celebrated its 12th anniversary with a splendid evening reception at the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo. Hedge funds, FoF, pension funds, insurers, trust banks, bank treasuries, asset managers, investment consultants and gatekeepers came together to catch up with old friends and make new connections. The evening’s sponsors were Ogier, CIBC Fund Administration Services, Maybank Kim Eng Securities and Osaka Exchange – JPX Group.
The 2 and 20 model is not dead: It’s not the fees, it’s the fund managers
Read HFC boss Stefan Nilsson’s thoughts on the never-ending hedge fund fee debate on LinkedIn.
Singapore Hedge Funds Club Networking Evening
Tower Club, Republic Plaza, Raffles Place
Tuesday 5th September, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Singapore’s hedge fund community will gather for drinks and networking once again. This is a by invitation only event for hedge funds and investors sponsored by Ogier, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Noviscient, Eurex, Colliers International.
HFC rocked Hong Kong like it’s nobody’s business
On Wednesday 26th April, Hong Kong’s hedge fund community came together for some proper old-school networking at a great evening of business and pleasure. HFC rocked Hong Kong like it’s nobody;s business. The packed event was one of HFC’s best events ever in our 12-year history. A big thank you to everyone who participated and especially to the evening’s sponsors Ogier, Maybank Kim Eng Securities, OP Investment Management, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Privium RKR, Invast Global, Colliers International and Qilin World Capital.
Maybank Kim Eng’s Ade Olopade on the changing prime brokerage business
The international prime brokerage industry has seen major changes happening in the past decade. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson talked with Ade Olopade, Regional Head of Prime Services with Maybank Kim Eng Securities in Singapore. Read the full interview here.
Interview: Clayton Heijman of Privium RKR
Privium RKR is fast growing its Asian business by providing investment teams with an institutional infrastructure right from the start. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson had a chat with industry veteran Clayton Heijman about Privium RKR’s business, how to overcome barriers to entry and dealing with increasing demands on fund managers. Read the full interview here.
Interview: Mohammed Ali-Reda of Darkhorse Capital
Three years ago, Mohammed Ali-Reda founded Darkhorse Capital in Hong Kong to manage his own bottom-up emerging Asia and Middle East and North Africa equity long/short strategy. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to have a chat with him about this journey so far. Read the interview here.
Singapore’s hedge fund community came out to play at the Hedge Funds Club evening reception
On Thursday 23rd February, old-school networking was at the centre at an evening of business and pleasure hosted by the Hedge Funds Club. Plenty of quality people came face-to-face, made eye contact, smiled, shook hands and exchanged both business cards and war stories. The evening’s sponsors were Ogier, S&P Global Market Intelligence, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services and Noviscient. Thank you all for a great evening in the good old HFC tradition!
Scott Treloar of Noviscient: Re-imagining investment management
“At Noviscient we offer something new and better” says Scott Treloar in an interview about his new investment management business with a difference which he launched in 2016. Scott Treloar has a solid background working in hedge funds, private equity and banking, where he has primarily worked on portfolio management and risk management, much of it focused on quantitative analysis and systematic trading strategies. Read the full interview here.
Michael Wegener of Case Equity
HFC’s Stefan Nilsson had a chat with Case Equity’s Managing Partner Michael Wegener in Hong Kong about his global event-driven strategy and why has chosen to work with OP Investment Management. Read the full interview here.
New book: Successfully Launching and Managing a Hedge Fund in Asia
HFC boss Stefan Nilsson is a contributing author to a new book by Henri Arslanian called “Entrepreneurship in Finance: Successfully Launching and Managing a Hedge Fund in Asia” (out now, published by Palgrave Macmillan). This is a perfect read for anyone starting out in the hedge fund industry. All author proceeds will be donated to the Help for Children charity. Available on Amazon: goo.gl/fL33gt
Tokyo Hedge Funds Club’s year-end reception shook Roppongi
Japan’s favourite bonenkai party once again lived up to its reputation with a splendid evening reception at Roppongi Hills Club on 1st December. A large crowd of local, regional and global hedge fund managers and investors came together over drinks to network and catch up. This evening of elegance was generously sponsored by Ogier, CIBC Fund Administration Services, Qilin World Capital, CME Group, Global Prime Partners and Osaka Exchange – JPX Group.
Hedge Funds Club rocked Hong Kong once again as markets danced
On Thursday 10th November, members of Asia’s favourite network of hedge funds and investors had plenty to talk about at the Hedge Funds Club event in Hong Kong as markets reacted to the US election result and the subsequent market movements. A packed Club Lusitano in Central included not only the usual suspects but also several new hedge fund launches and additional investors. This fabulous evening of business and pleasure was generously sponsored by our event partners at Ogier, MaplesFS, Osaka Exchange – JPX Group, OP Investment Management, Qilin World Capital, Privium RKR, Eze Castle Integration and EBS BrokerTec.
Sold out: The Future of Investments panel with AP2 and Japan Post Bank
On Wednesday 14th September, a packed Swedish Embassy in Tokyo saw HFC boss Stefan Nilsson host a special SNS Tokyo knowledge and networking evening. The event featured a panel discussion with AP2 (the Second Swedish National Pension Fund) and Japan Post Bank. A great discussion on pension fund management, investments in a zero interest rate environment and the role of corporate governance was followed by a networking session.
Singapore’s hedgies and investors came out to play at the Hedge Funds Club evening reception
On Thursday 1st September, the great and the good from Singapore’s hedge fund industry came together to catch up with old and friends at the Singapore Hedge Funds Club evening reception at the Tower Club at Raffles Place. The Singapore evening reception was generously sponsored by Ogier, MaplesFS, Eurex, Saxo Markets, Osaka Exchange – JPX Group, Optimal Risk Sizing – Sherpa Funds Technology, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services and Qilin World Capital.
Global Commodities’ Gavin Bowden talks about his new risk premia long/short strategy
Australian fund manager Global Commodities Limited, headquartered in Adelaide, has a long history of managing commodities in its long-only flagship strategy. Now the firm has a long/short strategy as well. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson had a chat with portfolio manager Dr. Gavin Bowden about the new alpha strategy and why now is a great time to consider commodities exposure. Read the full interview here.
Clare Flynn Levy:
Making fund managers better with behavioural data analytics
London-based Clare Flynn Levy is a former fund manager and current financial software entrepreneur who uses behavioural data analytics to help fund managers do a better job of investing. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to have a chat with Flynn Levy about who she is and what she’s up to. Read the full interview here.
Japan’s hedge fund community gathered at a special evening reception at the Swedish Embassy
On Thursday 16th June, HFC boss Stefan Nilsson and HFC board member HSH Prince Andreas von Liechtenstein hosted a large group of hedge funds and investors at a special Tokyo Hedge Funds Club summer reception at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo. At a relaxed evening in the embassy garden, HFC’s distinguished guests enjoyed Swedish food and the best networking this side of Mt. Fuji. A big thank you to everyone who participated and to our sponsors Ogier, Eurex, Japan Exchange Group and CIBC Fund Administration Services. The Hedge Funds Club has now entered its 12th year of connecting the Asian hedge fund industry.
Misaki Capital’s Masaki Gotoh: Constructively adding value to corporate Japan
Misaki Capital is one of the bright new fund manager stars in Japan. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to catch up with Masaki Gotoh, who is a partner and chief investment officer at Misaki Capital in Tokyo. Read the interview here.
OPIM’s Alvin Fan:
“Entrepreneurship is in our blood”
Interview: HFC’s Stefan Nilsson talks to OPIM CEO Alvin Fan about the Hong Kong fund house’s evolution and its current role in the hedge fund industry. Read the full story here.
Beyond Abenomics: a packed house in Tokyo debated the case for Japan
On Wednesday 23rd March 2016, HFC boss Stefan Nilsson hosted a special SNS Tokyo knowledge and networking evening at the Swedish Embassy focused on Abenomics and where Japan is heading. Guest speakers Jesper Koll (WisdomTree) and Alicia Walker (Gavekal Research) shared there views on why there is a strong case for Japan and Japanese companies. They highlghted many areas where Japan is leading the way, including its massive private sector R&D spend over the years which is starting to pay off.
Interview: Linedata’s Sally Crane on why Asia is not for the faint-hearted
HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to have a chat with Linedata’s Asian Managing Director Sally Crane about her work in the complex and fast-changing financial markets and why Asia is not for the faint-hearted. Read the interview here.
Disrupting the fund management industry
Disruptive technologies can be fun, especially when they shake up the investment management industry. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson decided to have a chat with Richard Waddington in Singapore who recently launched the disruptive technology service Optimal Risk Sizing as a spin-off from The Sherpa Funds. Read all about it here.
The legal side of the Asian hedge fund industry
HFC’s Stefan Nilsson wanted to find out more about the legal side of the Asian hedge fund industry and decided to have a chat with Ogier’s Kate Hodson. Read all about it here.
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