Halbis launches tech hedge fund

The long/short fund will focus on Asian and European tech stories.

HSBC Halbis Partners, the alternative investment arm of HSBC, will launch an equity longshort technology fund on 1 September biased toward Asian companies' interplay with US counterparts. This is the sixth fund launched by Halbis.

Existing tech funds may call themselves global but they are US-centric, says Charles Robinson, London-based director at the firm. The Halbis product is biased toward European and Asian companies instead, and will partly draw from HSBC's China and India-based research capabilities.

But the heart of the team are two tech veterans, Connor O'Mara, a former fund manager at Dresdner RCM a unit of Allianz Global Investors and Nick...

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