Pacific World launches Asian fund of hedge funds

Hong Kong-based fund of funds player makes its foray into Asian hedge funds.

Hong Kong-based Pacific World Asset Management will soon launch an Asian fund of hedge fund product. The firm, founded by Chris Choy, has been managing fund of hedge fund portfolios since 1998 and has assets over $800 million, making it one of Asia's oldest and largest home-grown fund of hedge funds managers. Despite its Asian location, it has traditionally not invested in Asian hedge funds, focusing instead on low volatility global arbitrage portfolios.

The new Asian fund will be managed by Xavier Fanjaud who joined the firm a year ago from SHK Asset Management in Hong Kong. The fund is expected to launch with $10 million and will invest initially in...

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