PCIIM and Polaris team up for China hedge fund

US-based Gerken Capital sponsors its second Asian hedge fund.

San Francisco-based Gerken Capital Associates, an alternative asset manager with over $1.5 billion under management, will soon launch the GCA Greater China Fund. The investment advisors for the new fund are Hong Kong-based PCIIM, the asset management arm of Pacific Century Insurance Group, and Taiwanese financial services firm, Polaris Group.

While PCIIM and Polaris will co-advise the fund, Gerken will be responsible for overall asset allocation, investment strategy, marketing and client servicing.

The fund is expected to launch in mid August with $10 million under management raised from the manager and co-advisors as well as anchor investors from Europe. Hugh McClung, Hong Kong-based managing director...

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