Rokos Capital Hires Former Brevan Partner Borislav Vladimirov

Former Brevan Howard co-founder Chris Rokos has hired Borislav Vladimirov to help build a new hedge fund, Rokos Capital Management. The new fund is expected to become one of the largest European launches since the financial crisis. Vladimirov, a former partner at Brevan Howard, started working with Rokos last month. According to Bloomberg, he will…

Hedge funds climb in April as Chinese, EM equities surge

Hedge funds posted gains in April as regional equity and currency markets across China, Russia, Brazil and the Middle East posted sharp gains. Volume surged on the Shanghai/Hong Kong Connect program to a daily record driving Chinese A-shares to a gain of over 18 per cent for the month. The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index®…

Duet appoints Fugmann and Lees as co-CIOs of natural resources long/short equity fund

Duet Group, a USD5.5 billion global alternative asset manager, has appointed Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees has senior managing directors and Co-Chief Investment Officers of Duet Natural Resources.  Fugmann and Lees, the founders of North Shore Partners, are integrating their strategy and business into Duet, adding to the group’s strong commodities and emerging market franchise.…

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Report: Saudi Arabia

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Report: Saudi Arabia

This month’s country report profiles the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). While Asia Frontier Capital does not currently invest in Saudi Arabia, we are always evaluating frontier markets that may possibly hold investment potential. For example, Nepal and Bhutan are both in our fund’s investment universe, although we cannot currently invest in either country. Iran…

Guest Comment: Dubai, the Brits’ place in the sun

Guest Comment: Dubai, the Brits’ place in the sun

By Azam Butt, Editor at Bayut.com, a Dubai-based real estate portal. Dubai has been constantly cementing its position as a global investment magnet, courtesy of the its thriving hospitality, tourism and real estate sectors.

SkyBridge Capital Opens Office In Seoul

SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm with approximately $13 billion in assets under management and advisement, has opened an office in Seoul, South Korea. Michelle Cha, who has more than 10 years of industry experience including roles in sales, marketing, global investment and research from various financial institutions, has joined as a vice president…

New Ukraine – Investment Conference – May 13-15th 2015

New Ukraine – Investment Conference – May 13-15th 2015

Empire State Capital Partners, along with its trusted partners and co-sponsors, is pleased to invite you to our annual investment conference, “New Ukraine 2015”, to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on May 13-15th, 2015 at NSC Olimpiyskiy. Government officials, local business leaders and globally-renowned speakers will take part at the event. The conference will address…

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Report: Iraq

AFC Country Report: Iraq – The post conflict opportunity To mark the upcoming launch of the AFC Iraq Fund and to follow up on our recent in-depth coverage of Iraq in our previous newsletter (click here), this month we will be covering the post-conflict opportunity of Iraq. Country snapshots for all of AFC’s markets can…

Catterton Nabs Eton Park Team for New LATAM Fund

Private equity firm Catterton has hired several Eton Park associates to form its first Latin America fund. Former Eton Park executives Dirk Donath and Ricardo Salmon are joining Catterton along with several team members from Eton Park, according to media reports. Donath, who joined Eton Park in 2005 and has extensive experience with illiquid emerging…

Motilal Oswal Asset Management Launches India Zen Fund

Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company (MOAMC) has launched an offshore hedge fund through its Mauritius-based investment management company. The long-only-bottoms-up fund, called India Zen Fund, hopes to raise $100 million by December 2015. The fund will specialize in investing in Indian mid-cap securities with a private equity-style diligence approach, the company said in a statement.…

Sberbank: Russians slightly more upbeat about economy but thriftier

By Andrei Skvarsky. Surveys by Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, suggest that the average Russian was slightly more optimistic about the country’s overall economic situation but thriftier in the first quarter of 2015 than in the last three months of 2014.