News and announcements

 

➲ 2016

 

 

Stefan Nilsson, David Khoo (British Embassy) and former Swedish Finance Minister Pär Nuder

Stefan Nilsson, David Khoo (British Embassy) and former Swedish Finance Minister Pär Nuder

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson welcomed former Swedish Finance Minister at SNS Tokyo’s 30th anniversary at the Swedish Embassy

28 November 2016

Stefan Nilsson, HFC’s founder and CEO, wears many hats. One of them is as long-serving chairman of SNS Tokyo, the Japanese chapter of Swedish think tank SNS – Centre for Business and Policy Studies. In 2016, SNS Tokyo celebrates its 30th anniversary. On 28th November, SNS marked the occasion with a special presentation and a dinner at the Swedish Embassy hosted by Swedish Ambassador Magnus Robach. Pär Nuder, former Swedish Finance Minister and current chairman of AP3, was the guest of honour.

Japan Post Bank and AP2 presented with HFC’s Stefan Nilsson at SNS Tokyo seminar

18 September 2016

On 14th September, HFC’s Stefan Nilsson hosted a sold-out SNS Tokyo panel discussion on The Future of Investments with Japan Post Bank’s Tokihiko Shimizu and Tomas Franzen of AP2, the Second Swedish National Pension Fund, at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson to speak at hedge fund seminar in Tokyo

16 September 2016

On 12th October, HFC’s Stefan Nilsson will moderate a panel on the future of hedge fund investments at an LGT Capital Partners investor seminar in Tokyo. The panel will feature Don Hanna (Guard Capital Management), Naoaki Urabe (Nezu Asia), Thomas Weber (LGT), Stefan Muehlemann (LGT) and Nobuki Yasuda (formerly of Japan Post Bank, PFA, Sumitomo Life).

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson to present at Canadian mining investment seminar in Tokyo

15 September 2016

On 29th September, HFC’s Stefan Nilsson will be one of the speakers at the Tokyo Mining Investment Seminar at the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson lectured at Universiy of Hong Kong and Henley Business School

20 Jun 2016

In early June, HFC Advisory Group’s founder and chief executive Stefan Nilsson was a guest lecturer on capital raising at Henley Business School’s Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program in Hong Kong. Additionally, he also delivered a lecture on the Entrepreneurship in Finance course for University of Hong Kong’s Master of Finance class.

HFC hosted Japan’s hedge fund community at a special evening reception at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo

17 Jun 2016

Following successful Hedge Funds Club events in SIngapore and Hong Kong, on 16th June HFC finished off the first half of this year’s networking events with a special evening reception at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo’s Roppongi 1-chome district. The by invitation only event was well attended by hedge fund managers and investors. Guests were greeted by HFC board member HSH Prince Andreas von Liechtenstein and treated to drinks and Swedish food at an enjoyable evening in the embassy garden.

HFC sponsored Ljusdals Bandyklubb wins All-Sweden League North

31 Mar 2016

HFC Advisory Group congratulates Ljusdals Bandyklubb (LBK) on a great 2015/16 bandy season. LBK finished the season as champions of the All-Sweden League North. HFC has been one of LBK’s main sponsors since 2012. HFC’s Stefan Nilsson also serves as LBK’s vice chairman.

 

➲ 2015

 

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson to speak at The Future of Energy event in Tokyo

21 Nov 2015

On 25th November, HFC’s CEO Stefan Nilsson will host and moderate The Future of Energy, a special SNS Tokyo event at the Swedish Embassy focused on renewable energy. The keynote speaker is Dr. Tomas Kåberger, Chair of the Executive Board, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation. Additional speakers at the event are Scott Reinhart, Partner of Brawn Capital, a private equity fund focused on the deployment of clean energy in Japan and Asia and Hiroshi Takizawa, Director at Etrion, an independent power producer.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson presented Canadian met coal project in Tokyo

4 Nov 2015

Today HFC Advisory Group’s CEO Stefan Nilsson presented Ram Coal’s Canadian metallurgical coal project at the Tokyo Mining Investment Seminar at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. His Excellency Canadian Ambassador Mackenzie Clugston also spoke at the event as well as other Canadian mining companies.

HFC Advisory Group’s Stefan Nilsson to speak at Nordic entrepreneur event in Tokyo

6 Oct 2015

Stefan Nilsson, HFC Advisory Group’s CEO, will be presenting on the main speaker panel at SNS Tokyo’s Nordic entrepreneur event at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo on 9th October. The event will also feature Atomico’s Shin Iwata (formerly President of Skype Japan) and Slush Asia’s Antti Sonninen (formerly country head of Rovio Japan).

HFC Advisory Group’s Stefan Nilsson guest speaker at major international technical analysis conference

4 Oct 2015

Stefan Nilsson, HFC Advisory Group’s CEO, today presented as a guest speaker at the international IFTA 2015 conference in Tokyo. Nilsson presented on current trends in hedge funds at the International Federation of Technical Analysts’ annual conference organised by Nippon Technical Analysts Association of Japan.

HFC Advisory Group supports Ljusdals BK in its UNICEF project for children and youth

16 Sep 2015

HFC Advisory Group has renewed its sponsorship of Ljusdals Bandyklubb, an elite non-profit sports club in Sweden. “We are very pleased to continue working with Ljusdal as one of its major sponsors. They do a terrific job of working with children and youth through a UNICEF project together with other sports clubs in the region,” says HFC’s founder Stefan Nilsson. HFC has been one of Ljusdal’s main sponsors since 2012 and Stefan Nilsson also serves as the club’s vice chairman. HFC actively supports a number of good causes. In addition to its support of Ljusdal, it is currently involved in a number of projects in Japan.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson to present on coking coal at Canadian mining investment seminar in Tokyo

11 Sep 2015

HFC Advisory Group’s founder and CEO Stefan Nilsson will for the second consecutive year be one of the guest speakers at a Canadian mining investment seminar at the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo on 4th November. HFC will present Ram Coal’s Canadian coking coal project at the seminar.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson joins faculty of Henley Business School’s hedge fund program

3 Aug 2015

HFC Advisory Group’s founder and CEO Stefan Nilsson has been invited to be one of the lecturers and program advisers for Henley Business School’s new Executive Hedge Fund Program in Hong Kong. This is a first of its kind hedge fund program in Asia created and delivered by leading industry professionals. To help build the expertise of the next generation of hedge fund managers and counterparties, the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Centre at Henley Business School has created the Executive Hedge Fund Program. This program provides a unique opportunity to combine a full-time career with a world-class course leading to a professional award of the Henley Certificate in Hedge Fund Management upon successful completion.

HFC board meeting held in Okinawa

27 Jun 2015

HFC Advisory Group, an investment and consulting firm headquartered in Tokyo, held its main annual board meeting over several days in Okinawa in southern Japan during the second half of June. HFC, through its subsidiary Terrasias Capital, has invested in assets in the Okinawan islands and the group remains very active with Okinawa-related projects.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson confirmed as speaker at IFTA conference in Tokyo

26 Jun 2015

HFC Advisory Group’s CEO Stefan Nilsson has been confirmed as a speaker at the International Federation of Technical Analysts’ 28th annual conference to be held in Tokyo in October. Other speakers at the conference include Yasuhiro Yonezawa (Chairman of the Investment Committee, GPIF) and Katsunari Yamaguchi (President, Ibbotson Associates Japan).

Hedge Funds Club’s 10-year anniversary event in Tokyo a major success

19 Jun 2015

The Hedge Funds Club celebrated ten years of connecting the hedge fund industry in Asia with a major networking event at the Roppongi Hills Club on Thursday 18th June. Several hundred hedge fund managers and investors took part in this special event which was generously sponsored by Japan Exchange Group, Ogier, Elian, TSI International Group, Maples Fund Services, Dealreporter, Eurex, UOB Bullion and Futures, S&P Capital IQ, Intertrust and Abarth.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson re-elected as Vice Chairman and board member of Ljusdals Bandyklubb

17 Jun 2015

HFC Advisory Group’s CEO Stefan Nilsson has been re-elected as Vice Chairman and board director of Ljusdals Bandyklubb. Ljusdals BK is a non-profit elite sports club in central Sweden formed in 1943. HFC has been a sponsor of the club since 2012 and Stefan Nilsson was elected to its board in 2013. HFC is actively supporting the club’s activities, including encouraging youth to take up sports and integrating recent immigrants into the local community.

HFC Advisory Group celebrates its 10-year anniversary

29 Mar 2015

In 2015 HFC Advisory Group celebrates a decade of activities in the alternative investments industry. Our year of celebration is off to a good start. In the first quarter we have hosted fully-booked Hedge Funds Club networking events in Singapore and Hong Kong. This will be followed by our major Tokyo Hedge Funds Club event on 18th June. We also remain very active with our own investments and on the consulting side. At age ten, HFC is in good shape and having fun.

 

➲ 2014

 

2014 was a year of solid performance and progress for HFC Advisory Group

31 Dec 2014

2014 has been a very good year for HFC Advisory Group across all our businesses. In alternative investments we worked on some great projects with some of the world’s best asset managers in hedge funds, private equity, commodities and real estate. In our private investment business both our liquid and illiquid alternative investment strategies performed very well. During the year we made some significant allocations in new investment areas. In natural resources the markets were very tough but we successfully worked on advancing a few development projects in coking coal and iron ore. On the event side of our business we hosted a series of great events for hedge fund managers and investors in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2015 we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary and have some great things planned. We will continue building on all our existing businesses as well as launch some new initiatives.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson presented at the Canadian embassy’s mining investment seminar in Tokyo

10 Oct 2014

HFC Advisory Group’s chief executive Stefan Nilsson was one of the speakers at the Canadian embassy’s mining investment seminar in Tokyo on Friday 10th October. The event was opened by Mackenzie Clugston, Canada’s Ambassador to Japan, and featured speakers from local Canadian governments and a range of Canadian junior mining companies.

Terrasias Capital makes another social investment with new initiative in Mie Prefecture in Japan

9 Oct 2014

Terrasias Capital, the investment arm of HFC Advisory Group, recently completed a deal investing in affordable student accommodation in Mie Prefecture. This is the latest initiative in the group’s commitment to social responsibility and community involvement. Terrasias Capital and the wider HFC Advisory Group are committed to be an active and supportive part of local communities in Japan and elsewhere where the group companies are active.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson to speak at Canadian mining investment seminar in Tokyo

17 Sep 2014

Stefan Nilsson, CEO of HFC Advisory Group, will be one of the guest speakers at a Canadian mining investment seminar at the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo on 10th October. HFC is currently active in several Canada-related mining projects.

HFC-sponsored Ljusdals BK kicks off the new bandy season

16 Sep 2014

HFC-sponsored Ljusdals BK has started its pre-season with several warm-up games against the top teams from Sweden and Russia. “We are proud sponsors of Ljusdals BK. We share their values and goals and look forward to another exciting bandy season with the club,” says HFC’s founder and CEO Stefan Nilsson. HFC has been supporting Ljusdals BK as one of its main backers since 2012 when they returned to the Elitserien, the top flight in the Swedish bandy league. The Swedish bandy league starts on 24th October.

The Hedge Funds Club made a triumphant return to Singapore

4 Sep 2014

Asia’s favourite social club for the hedge fund industry, the Hedge Funds Club, returned to the Tower Club in Singapore for its 42nd exclusive networking event. A couple of hundred hedge fund managers and investors took the opportunity to broaden their network of contacts while also reconnecting and catching up with old friends in the hedge fund industry. The event was sponsored by Ogier, Maples Fund Services, Global Prime Partners, FactSet, Linedata, Dealreporter, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services and Eurex.

HFC Advisory Group extends partnership with Ogier

18 Aug 2014

HFC is pleased to announce that our long-standing headline sponsor has once again extended their partnership with HFC. Ogier, focused on offshore law and fiduciary services, will continue to be one of our main sponsors for the 2015 Hedge Funds Club events in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2015 we are celebrating 10 years of organising great Asian networking events. Ogier has been with us for a majority of these years and we are proud that they have chosen to continue to work with us.

The Hedge Funds Club rocked Tokyo’s Roppongi yet again

6 Jun 2014

As Japan’s rainy season kicked off outside, the sun was still shining inside the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo on Thursday night as a few hundred hedge fund managers and investors came to have fun and network at the big Tokyo Hedge Funds Club summer party. The exclusive, by invitation only, networking event brought Japan’s hedge fund community together for a relaxed evening of business and pleasure. Legendary jazzman Michael Goto and his trio entertained the guests at the event which was sponsored by Ogier, Vistra Fund Services, Global Prime Partners and Alfa Romeo.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson re-elected as Vice Chairman of Ljusdals Bandyklubb

3 Jun 2014

HFC Advisory Group’s founder and CEO Stefan Nilsson was yesterday re-elected as Vice Chairman of Ljusdals Bandyklubb. Ljusdals Bandyklubb is a non-profit elite sports club in central Sweden formed in 1943. HFC is one of the club’s major sponsors and is actively supporting the club’s activities in many ways, including encouraging youth to take up sports and integrating recent immigrants into the local community.

Asia’s hedge fund managers and investors went long alcohol

10 Mar 2014

HFC’s two recent by invitation only Hedge Funds Club neworking events in Singapore (27th February) and Hong Kong (3rd March) saw Asia’s best fund managers and smartest investors come together yet again. Asia’s favourite hedgie club keeps putting the hedge fund industry together over drinks. Our sponsors included Ogier, FactSet, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services, Vistra Fund Services, Morningstar, Global Prime Partners and StatPro.

 

➲ 2013

 

A smashing year-end party for Japan’s hedge fund managers and investors

6 Dec 2013

Japan’s hedge fund managers and investors celebrated a great year with a packed Tokyo Hedge Funds Club year-end party in Roppongi last night. Japan’s biggest and best fund managers were there as were Abenomics-propelled start-ups and some of the biggest Japanese institutional investors. Michael Go-To’s jazz trio entertained a big, by invitation only, crowd busy networking and enjoying some drinks. The evening was sponsored by Fiat Chrysler, Vistra Fund Services, Ogier, S&P Capital IQ, NYSE Liffe, CME Group and App Annie.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson elected to SCCJ and JSS boards

7 Nov 2013

HFC Advisory Group’s founder and CEO Stefan Nilsson was today elected to the board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan. He was also recently elected as a board member of the Japan-Sweden Society.

Another successful night in Hong Kong

22 Oct 2013

On Monday 21st October, HFC’s Stefan Nilsson and Prince Andreas von Liechtenstein hosted another successful Hedge Funds Club networking event for Asia’s hedge fund managers and investors at Club Lusitano in Hong Kong. The evening’s sponsors were Ogier, S&P Capital IQ, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services, FactSet and Vistra Fund Services.

HFC publishes report on investing in commodities

24 Sep 2013

HFC Advisory Group has published a new report: “Investing in commodities: a conversation with commodities trader Greg Smith.”

HFC’s Singapore event shook South East Asia’s hedge fund community

3 Sep 2013

Yesterday’s fully-booked Hedge Funds Club evening saw Singapore’s finest fund managers and smartest investors come together over drinks and a few bites at the magnificent Tower Club in Raffles Place. The evening’s sponsors were Ogier, S&P Capital IQ, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services, NYSE Liffe, FactSet and Vistra Fund Services.

HFC Advisory Group extends its support of Swedish bandy team

2 Sep 2013

HFC Advisory Group is proud to announce that it has extended its commitment as a sponsor of Ljusdals Bandyklubb in Sweden for the 2013-14 bandy season.

HFC publishes report on fast cars and alternative investments

1 Aug 2013

HFC Advisory Group has published “Yoshiki Ohmura: Fast cars and alternative investments”, a special interview with Swiss-Japanese racing driver and investment professional Yoshiki Ohmura.

HFC and Ogier extends partnership

17 Jul 2013

HFC Advisory Group is pleased to announce that our long-standing partner Ogier has extended its sponsorship of all our Hedge Funds Club networking events in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo until the end of 2014. “Ogier has been a valued partner for many years and we are very pleased that they have now committed to continue working with us on all our planned events in 2014,” said HFC’s chief executive Stefan Nilsson who founded the Hedge Funds Club in 2005.

HFC publishes report on China equity long/short investing

11 Jul 2013

HFC Advisory Group’s research arm has published “China: equity long/short investing in China”, a special report featuring an exclusive interview with Tian Gan, portfolio manager at China Asset Management.

HFC’s Stefan Nilsson elected board member of Ljusdals Bandyklubb

18 Jun 2013

At the annual meeting of Ljusdals Bandyklubb on 17th June, HFC’s founder and chief executive Stefan Nilsson was elected as a board member of the elite Swedish sports club.

HFC’s Tokyo Hedge Funds Club party rocked Roppongi

7 Jun 2013

On Thursday 6th June 2013 over 200 guests came to take part in the Hedge Funds Club’s summer party at the magnificient Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo. Hedge fund managers and investors came together over drinks and to catch up with old friends and make new ones at this by invitation only event. The event was sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Japan, Omgeo, Ogier, S&P Capital IQ, SuMi Trust Global Asset Services and NYSE Liffe.

Och Ziff’s Dan Och and HFC’s Stefan Nilsson to speak at Japan Investment Forum

5 Jun 2013

The eighth annual Japan Investment Forum, organised by Institutional Investor, will take place in Tokyo on 19th and 20th June. Among this year’s speakers are Dan Och, CEO of Och-Ziff, Norihiko Nakagawa of the Government Pension Investment Fund, Shigeru Yagi of the Pension Fund Association and Stefan Nilsson, CEO of HFC Advisory Group.

HFC announces a new partnership with Fiat Chrysler Japan

3 Jun 2013

HFC Advisory Group is pleased to announce Fiat Chrysler Japan as the Official Automotive Sponsor for the Tokyo Hedge Funds Club. “We feel that Fiat Chrysler, with its classic brand names Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Jeep, and Chrysler, is a perfect partner for the Hedge Funds Club and its members. The members of our exclusive network of fund managers and investors have a driving ambition to perform well while at the same time managing risk. The same goes for Fiat Chrysler and thus we are proud to form this partnership,” says Stefan Nilsson, HFC Advisory Group’s chief executive.

HFC-sponsored Ljusdals Bandyklubb secures top division spot

11 Mar 2013

HFC Advisory Group congratulates HFC-sponsored Ljusdals Bandyklubb for securing their spot in next season’s Swedish bandy league’s top division in the final minutes of this season’s final game. Well done, boys!

Hong Kong event another fully-booked success

9 Mar 2013

On Monday 4th March HFC organised the 34th Hedge Funds Club evening at Club Lusitano in Hong Kong. It was yet another packed by invitation only event that saw Hong Kong’s finest and smartest gather over drinks. The event for hedge fund managers and investors was sponsored by Ogier, S&P Capital IQ, Vistra Fund Services and FactSet. The Hedge Funds Club will return to Hong Kong for another event in October.

HFC publishes report on investing in Africa

26 Feb 2013

HFC Advisory Group’s research arm has published “The African opportunity: a middle class consumption story”, a special report on investing in Africa which features an exclusive interview with Maxine Barnett of Acorus Capital.

HFC’s Nilsson and Erik Hamrén on stage in front of a full house

20 Jan 2013

On Saturday 12th January 2013, HFC’s Stefan Nilsson made a well-received presentation on attitude in Järvsö, Sweden together with Erik Hamrén, manager of the Swedish national football team, to a full house at an exclusive event for local business and community leaders.

HFC publishes report on hedge fund operational due diligence

11 Jan 2013

HFC Advisory Group’s research arm has published a special report on hedge fund operational due diligence featuring an exclusive interview with Rick Leifels, Principal and Director of Operational Due Diligence at Titan Advisors, a New York-based multi-billion dollar fund of funds manager.

 

➲ 2012

 

HFC teams up with Swedish national football manager Hamrén

21 Dec 2012

On 12th January 2013, HFC’s founder and president, Stefan Nilsson, will make a joint presentation in Järvsö, Sweden together with Erik Hamrén, manager of the Swedish national football team, at a VIP meeting organised by Ljusdals Bandyklubb and Destination Järvsö. HFC is one of Ljusdals BK’s main sponsors for the 2012-13 bandy season.

HFC expands its natural resources division with a new iron ore project

20 Dec 2012

Following a great 2012, HFC Advisory Group’s natural resources division has now expanded its operations ahead of a busy 2013. The expanded division has recently started to work on a major new iron ore project in Canada.

Hedge Funds Club shook Tokyo’s Roppongi yet again

7 Dec 2012

HFC finished off a great year of Hedge Funds Club networking events across Asia with a smashing year-end party at the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo on Thursday 6th December.

HFC appoints Inamine and Ueda as advisers

20 Sep 2012

HFC Advisory Group, the Tokyo-headquartered alternative investments business set up by Stefan Nilsson, continues to expand. HFC is now set on further expansion with the appointments of industry veterans John Inamine and Toru Ueda to its team of advisers. “I have known both John Inamine and Toru Ueda for many years and I am very pleased that they are now not only industry colleagues but also valuable players on the HFC team,” said HFC’s chief executive Stefan Nilsson. “During the past year HFC’s business has grown fast, especially in areas such as hedge funds, private equity, real estate and natural resources. We are now positioning the firm for further growth in Asia and Europe.”

HFC Advisory Group supports Swedish bandy team

24 May 2012

HFC Advisory Group is proud to announce that it has signed up as a main sponsor of Ljusdals Bandyklubb in Sweden for the 2012-13 bandy season.

HFC Advisory Group launches new division focused on natural resources

10 Apr 2012

HFC Advisory Group has launched a new division, HFC Resources, to assist resource companies globally with introductions to Japanese and other Asian buyers of natural resources such as metals, energy and agriculture.

Hong Kong Hedge Funds Club Networking Party rocked Club Lusitano

6 Mar 2012

On Monday 5th March 2012 a few hundred hedge fund managers and investors came together over drinks at HFC’s much-talked about, fully-booked and wait-listed event at the one and only Club Lusitano. The event was sponsored by Daiwa Capital Markets, Ogier, SunGard, S&P Capital IQ and Deutsche Boerse.

 

➲ 2011

 

H.S.H. Prince Andreas von und zu Liechtenstein joins HFC Advisory Group’s board

8 Dec 2011

HFC Advisory Group, the alternative investments consulting firm set up in Tokyo earlier this year by former investment banker and industry veteran Stefan Nilsson, has recruited Prince Andreas v.u.z. Liechtenstein to its board. “Due to the successful launch of the firm earlier this year and the great response from our clients in the hedge fund, private equity and real estate areas, we are now expanding the firm to position ourselves for future growth. We see great demand for our services and will selectively add additional clients in 2012. By appointing Prince Andreas as a board member we now have a senior representative in Europe who will be a great addition to our team,” said HFC Advisory Group’s CEO Stefan Nilsson.

Roppongi shaken by another great hedge fund party

2 Dec 2011

The great and the good of Tokyo’s hedge fund industry came out to party at Tokyo Hedge Funds Club’s year-end party at the Roppongi Hills Club. Japanese pension funds, insurance companies and bank treasuries were rubbing shoulders with hedge fund managers at the by invitation only event. The event was sponsored by NYSE Liffe, Ogier, Capital IQ and SunGard.

Yet another successful Hong Kong event

19 Oct 2011

The Hedge Funds Club’s latest by invitation only Hong Kong event on Tuesday 18th October 2011 saw some 250 hedge fund managers and investors network at the retro-chic China Club in the Old Bank of China Building. The event was generously sponsored by Daiwa Capital Markets, Ogier, Capital IQ, Portcullis TrustNet and Misys Sophis.

Japanese investors increase hedge fund investments

22 Sep 2011

42% of Japanese institutional investors plan to increase their allocations to hedge funds in the near term, according to a new investor survey. HFC Advisory interviewed a wide range of Japanese investors between May and August for the Hedge Funds Club Japan Investor Survey 2011. Other highlights from the survey included that Japanese pension funds keep increasing their allocations to hedge funds. Equity long/short was the most popular hedge fund strategy to allocate to in 2010/2011 while the global macro/managed futures category is the most popular for planned allocations in 2011/2012.

Upbeat hedgies at a packed Singapore Hedge Funds Club event

9 Sep 2011

Optimism seemed to be the theme of the night as over 250 of Singapore’s hedge fund managers and investors got together for a great evening of business and pleasure at the Tower Club on Thursday 8th September 2011. The by invitation only event was packed to the limit. The event saw small hedge fund start-ups and established big-time hedge fund managers mingle with investors. The event was generously sponsored by CME Group, NYSE Liffe, Ogier, Capital IQ, Portcullis TrustNet and Misys Sophis.