Lion Fairfield launches two funds

Japanese long/short equity and multi-strategy funds are added to the roster of Asian funds.

Singapore-based alternatives strategy manager Lion Fairfield Capital Management has launched its sixth and seventh funds since August 2005 - the Fairfield Falcon Pacific Japan Equity Fund and the Fairfield Lion Investment Fund Asia.

The Japan fund is a longshort equity fund sub-advised by Falcon Pacific Capital Management based in Tokyo and Corvallis, Oregon. Its principals are Steven Weiler, Falcon Pacific's CIO and director of research Nicholas Smith, both veterans of Jardine Fleming in Japan and Penta Investment Advisers.

Our long positions were up 70% in 2005, but our short positions didn't do so well, said Steven Weiler. There will be better opportunities for stock selection...

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