Prop traders set up Asia macro fund

Pagoda Advisors, a new Singapore based fund manager, will soon launch the Pagoda Macro Fund.

Two investment bank proprietary desk traders, Ian Emmett and Julian Reis, have set up their own firm, Pagoda Advisors, in Singapore and will soon launch their first fund, the Pagoda Macro Fund. The new fund will have an Asian focus and will invest in relative value strategies, local currency markets and local currency fixed income.

The fund's focus on relative value strategies, on Asia and its managers' technical experience differentiates it from peers, the principals believe. Pagoda believes that its strategies, whilst demonstrating above market returns, will also provide low correlation to global macro strategies.

Emmett says that they are targeting a lunch size of between $25 and $30 million. Both...

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