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UK hedge-funds platform looks to Asia

Noble Asset Management supports its first fund, which is looking for event-driven opportunities in Asia and Europe.
Noble Asset Management is a new platform for supporting and seeding hedge funds in London that is now rolling out an event-driven strategy that will have a substantial exposure to Asia.

Noble is also looking to add an Asia ex-Japan and an Asian single-country strategy to its roster this year, says Shabir Chowdhary, managing director in London. He set up the company in response to demand among investors for new managers with strong performance. In the past he worked for Merrill LynchÆs prime broking desk in the United Kingdom.

The first strategy is the Stamford Global Event Driven Fund, managed by Kenneth Jeyaretnam. Noble hopes to raise $40-50 million for it. The fund will invest...
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