Hedge fund seeks Asia break

It''s not easy being small: CSA talks about breaking into the Asian markets against the big boys.

FinanceAsia spoke with Jennifer Carver, director at Hong Kong based hedge fund CSA.

What's the background of CSA

Carver Charles Schmitt started the business in 1992 after 14 years on Wall Street. He started by managing private client money in Hong Kong. Then in 1997 he started looking at hedge funds and created an ad hoc fund of funds for his clients. We now manage about $140 million, of which over half is in hedge fund strategies. Since 1992, the overall portfolio has averaged 15% a year and since 1997 the hedge strategies have averaged 16.5%.

In February last year we decided to launch a proper fund...

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