Asuka launches Japan activist fund

Ex-Tudor Japan team launches its third hedge fund product.

Asuka Asset Management launched in April the Asuka Value Up Fund, a friendly Japan activist fund. The fund launched with $50 million under management. The new fund is the third hedge fund under the Asuka umbrella. Asuka was established in 2002 as a result of an MBO by the principals of Tudor Capital Japan. The group has approximately $600 million in assets and also manages a Japan longshort and global opportunities fund.

The new fund will invest in small to mid cap stocks between $50 million and $1 billion, and will seek to obtain minority stakes of between 5%-10% of undervalued publicly listed companies with good corporate management. The fund...

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