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Japanese Firm Plans New Hedge Fund

Jan 15, 2014
Jing Chen

Japanese hedge fund firm Simplex Asset Management is planning a fund launch in Hong Kong.

Led by former Asia trading head for Royal Bank of Scotland Group Kin Cheung, the new multi-strategy fund will use derivatives to bet on Asia’s volatile markets, and bet on long/short stocks in the region during less volatile periods.

Cheung told the Wall Street Journal that “having those two propositions to complement each other is attractive.” The size of the fund was not disclosed.

Launched in 1999, Simplex manages approximately $3.5 billion in assets.







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