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Ex-Millennium Manager Seeking $150M for Hedge Fund

Nov 18, 2013
Jing Chen

A former managing director at Millennium Capital Management’s Tokyo office is planning to raise about $150 million by the end of March for his own hedge fund firm.

Bloomberg reported that Naoki Iwami’s Tokyo-based Whiz Partners, which invests in bonds and currencies, are gaining interest from fund of hedge funds based in Japan as well as abroad. Currently, insurers, pensions and Japanese banks have invested in the hedge fund.

Prior to joining Millennium, Iwami was the head of investment business at JPMorgan Chase in Tokyo and chief investment officer of bond investments at Nomura Asset Management.

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