Japan specialist launches Asia hedge fund

Sydney-based Optimal Fund Management will offer now an Asia ex-Japan long/short fund along with its Japan offering.

Sydney-based Japan investment manager Optimal Fund Management last week launched its Asia ex-Japan longshort fund, the group's first non-Japan product. The fund, which currently has $4 million under management, will cover the Asian region from India to Australia.

Optimal managing director Warwick Johnson says the fund will take a purely bottom-up approach, unconstrained by sector weights or country overlays. Morgan Stanley and UBS are the prime brokers to the new fund.


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