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Monthly Archives: February 2018

New Asian Hedge Funds

While the beginning of 2017 did not look all that good for the emergence of new hedge funds in Asia, the tables seem to be substantially turning.  One of the ways in which they are doing this according to a recent Bloomberg article, is by “striking out on their own.” Examples of this action include: Moore Capital Management, Millennium Management and Soros Fund Management.

An individual who has made it in startups in China is also launching his own hedge fund.  Using $100 million of his own money, Qian Yongqiang who has been successful in tech start ups and Chinese education is now established QQQ Capital Fund.  Based in Singapore, the firm will begin trading in April as a long-short fund in education, technology and tourism.  The annul return being targeted is 15 percent.  at the age of 21, Qian was the co-founder of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. which today has a market capitalization of $14.7 billion.

According to Global Co-Head of Prime Finance and EMEA Head of Equity Trading at Deutsche Bank, Ashley Wilson:

“Investors appear more optimistic in their outlook for Europe and Asia. Our [Deutsche Bank’s 16th annual Alternative Investment] Survey indicates that investor interest in European hedge funds has more than doubled year on year and that thirty per cent of respondents are planning to add exposure to Asia. These regions provide more alpha opportunities across multiple countries with diverse market structures.”

Top Performing Businesses

Three recent top performing businesses nationwide that will be reviewed in this article include: Newmont Mining Corporation, the Commercial Bank of California and Immunovaccine. The Sustainability Yearbook 2018  (published by RobecoSAM) recently recognized the Newmont Mining Corporation for top level performance in the mining sector.  This is the fourth consecutive year the corporation has been… Continue Reading

Global Investments

There has been a steady increase in investments Singapore has made around the world over the last few years.  For example, while the figure in 2011 was $9 billion, by 2017 that had reached $19 billion. America has not been the only region that has become attractive to Singapore although it is the area that… Continue Reading

Pre-Seed Investing

Getting pre-seed investments has, over the years, been a real struggle for potential businesses.  But today, some investors are making a shift toward the notion that it is actually not only not a bad idea, but more beneficial than later-stage investing. According to a recent article in Tech Crunch, one reason for this could be… Continue Reading