Singapore Hedge Fund

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Asian hedge funds fall 0.4 pct in August but up 13.1 pct in 2009

Asia-focused hedge funds fell 0.4 percent in August after five straight months of gains, pulled down by sharp declines in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan shares, hedge-fund tracker Eurekahedge said.

Japan hedge funds edged up 0.7 percent, North American funds rose 1.8 percent, Latin American funds gained 2.1 percent and European funds returned 2.6 percent, the Singapore-based firm said in a statement received on Wednesday.

Asian hedge funds have gained 13.1 percent since the start of the year, after a 20.3 percent drop in 2008, according to Eurekahedge, which said its estimates are based on preliminary data.

Eurekahedge also said in its statement that hedge funds globally attracted net inflows of $4.5 billion in August, with over 50 percent of funds tracked by the firm reporting new inflows from investors.

Globally, all hedge fund investment strategies showed positive returns in August, led by funds investing in distressed debt which returned 6.23 percent average, Eurekahedge said. The weakest performers were commodities trading advisers and managed futures funds, which returned 0.5 percent.

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Singapore's 10 and Asia's 25 biggest hedge funds

Here are Singapore biggest hedge funds as of April 1, 2009

1. Artradis Fund Management (Singapore) US$2.722bn
2. Arisaig Partners (Singapore) US$1.996bn
3. Target Asset Management (Singapore) US$1.400bn
4. Aisling Analytics (Singapore) US$1.186bn
5. JL Capital (Singapore) US$618m
6. Symphony Financial Partners (Singapore) US$600m
7. Asia Genesis Asset Management (Singapore) US$599m
8. Lapp Capital (Singapore) US$500m
9. UG Investment Advisers (Singapore) US$496m

Asia’s 25 biggest hedge funds as of April 1, 2009
1..Sparx Group (Tokyo) US$4.82bn
2. Value Partners (HK) US$3.19bn
3. Artradis Fund Management (Singapore) US$2.722bn
4. ADM Capital (HK) US$2.2bn
5. Arisaig Partners (Singapore) US$1.996bn
6. Penta Investment Advisers (HK) US$1.910bn
7. Pacific Alliance Investment Management (HK) US$1.450bn
8. Target Asset Management (Singapore) US$1.400bn
9. Aisling Analytics (Singapore) US$1.186bn
10. Ortus Capital Management (HK) US$805m
11. LIM Advisors (HK) US$800m
12. Tree Line Investment Management (HK) US$760m
13. JL Capital (Singapore) US$618m
14. Sofaer Capital (HK) US$610m
15. Symphony Financial Partners (Singapore) US$600m
16. Asia Genesis Asset Management (Singapore) US$599m
17. Tower Investment Management (Tokyo) US$581m
18. Ward Ferry Management (HK) US$575m
19. Income Partners Asset Management (HK) US$520m
20. Lapp Capital (Singapore) US$500m
21. UG Investment Advisers (Singapore) US$496m
22. Argyle Street Management (HK) US$458m
23. Abax Global Capital (HK) US$455m
24. Brooke Capital (HK) US$450m
25. Asuka Asset Management (Tokyo) US$428m
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Jean Viry-Babel
senior partner
VBK partners

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