Ex-WestLB team launches Japan hedge fund

Singapore-based Trident Pacific plans to market its fund to German investors.

Trident Pacific, a Singapore-based hedge fund will shortly launch its mid-cap Japan equity longshort fund. The fund will adopt a fundamental bottom-up approach and focus on Japanese companies outside of the top 150 by market cap.

Japan lends itself well to our strategy. The market is large and deep and there is a real capacity to find value, says Jens Muenster, Trident's CIO. He believes that the Japanese economy has finally turned the corner and is on a secular upward trend. Of the major markets in the world, it is comparatively cheap from a bottom up perspective. Also, among G7 nations, Japan has the highest manufacturing base and is...

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