Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Is Asia a Haven for Investors?

August 13, 2014

Chidem Kurdas
It used to be said that (more…)

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China Commodity Trades Turn Tricky

September 18, 2013

Chidem Kurdas

If economic growth in China, the largest user of major commodities, (more…)

Asian Fund’s Morgan Stanley Connection

May 8, 2012

Long-time hedge fund industry people will tell you that it is not enough for a new fund to make a high return—investors have to know and feel comfortable with the manager. One of the notable success stories of the past several years (more…)

China vs. India Investing

November 16, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

Emerging markets  investments by diversified funds have tended to focus more on China than India. That emphasis may change, (more…)

Chinese Company Restructuring Draws Big Funds

October 25, 2011

Here’s a dramatic instance of distressed debt investing on a global stage. (more…)

Shipping Races Against Time

September 26, 2011

Global slowdown is another blow to  shipping, still suffering from the downturn caused by the Great Recession. On the other hand, investors are attracted by low prices and see opportunities in the industry’s expected consolidation. Some hedge funds look to get into deals while others seek distressed assets.

Analysts discussed the prospects at a Capital Link Forum (more…)

Lasry Winds Down Asia Fund

August 31, 2011

Distressed debt and equity specialist Avenue Capital is slowly selling the assets of a long-running Asia fund (more…)

Japanese Financial Attracts Big Funds

June 15, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

A number of large hedge funds, among them Renaissance  (more…)

Steel Partners Liquidates Japan Fund

May 30, 2011

Chidem Kurdas

Activist shareholders have a tough time in Japan. This is confirmed by the experience of Warren Lichtenstein and his New York-based Steel Partners, who fought for more than five years to change the governance of beer maker Sapporo. (more…)