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Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Snapshot: Sri Lanka

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Snapshot: Sri Lanka

“The stock market is a device for transferring wealth from the impatient to the patient” – Warren Buffet In September 2015, the AFC Asia Frontier Fund returned -1.4%, outperforming the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Index (-7.5%), the MSCI World Index (-3.9%), and the MSCI Frontier Index (-2.6%), which all dropped significantly. The year to date… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Snapshot: Mongolia

In August 2015, the AFC Asia Frontier Fund lost -1.4%, outperforming the MSCI Frontier Asia Index (-8.1%), the MSCI World Index (-6.8%) and the MSCI Frontier Index (-5.8%), which all dropped significantly. The year to date performance of the AFC Asia Frontier Fund A-shares stands now at +0.7% versus the MSCI Frontier Asia Index which is down… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Snapshot: Iran

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Snapshot: Iran

In July 2015, the AFC Asia Frontier Fund gained +1.1%, underperforming the MSCI Frontier Asia Index (+4.3%) and the MSCI World Index (+1.7%) and outperforming the MSCI Frontier Index (-3.1%). The year to date performance of the AFC Asia Frontier Fund A-shares stands now at +2.1% versus the MSCI Frontier Asia Index which is up… Continue Reading

News release from Canrim Development

Canrim Development Pte Ltd. is a resource development company established by a team with a successful Mongolian business track record, operating in the Mongolian resources sector since 1997. Designed as a vehicle to re-enter the Mongolian resource industry in early 2014, Canrim is positioning for resurgence in minerals exploration activity in the country. In mineral… Continue Reading

New Russian fund to invest $2m in B2B solutions in 2015

By Andrei Skvarsky. Two Russian entrepreneurs have launched a venture fund that plans to invest $2m before the end of 2015 in up to five projects to develop solutions for business-to-business (B2B) transactions, according to international information company East-West Digital News (EWDN). Continue Reading

GUEST ARTICLE: A Visual Guide to Colombia’s Surging Economy

By Michael Johnston, senior analyst for All Emerging Markets (www.allemergingmarkets.com). Emerging from a dark history, Colombia has become the economic gem of South America. In the minds of many Americans, Colombia is a lawless country with an economy built around a violent drug trade. In reality, however, Colombia has become a model for economic transformation and is perhaps South… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Snapshot: Vietnam

Since the introduction of market reforms that opened up the country to foreign investment in the late 1980s, Vietnam has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, averaging annual GDP growth rates of 7-8% throughout the nineties. Agribusiness production has nearly doubled over the past two decades, transforming Vietnam into one of the… Continue Reading

Duet Group To Launch Emerging European UCITS Fund With Two Former Armajaro Execs

Alternative asset manager Duet Group is launching a new emerging European UCITS fund this month and has recruited two former Armajaro Asset Management executives to run it. Michel Danechi and Kalim Aziz are joining Duet as fund manager and research analyst, respectively, on the Duet Emerging European European Fund. The new vehicle is expected later… Continue Reading

Verde: Foreign Investors Overly Optimistic on Brazil's Economy

In a monthly letter to clients, Brazil’s largest hedge fund, Verde Asset Management, said that foreign investors’ were overly optimistic about its home nation’s economy. Saying that foreign investors’ had “exagerated optimism,” the firm said that the sentiment was “disconnected from medium-term reality.” The fund said cautioned investors about the nation’s financial outlook, and said… Continue Reading

Asian Hedge Fund Assets Hit Record, Top $177 Billion

Assets under management at Asian hedge funds reached a record $177 billion in May, according to new data from Eurekahedge. The tally exceeds the $176 billion managed by funds with an Asia mandate in December 2007, immediately prior the global financial crisis, noted Eurekahedge’s Alexander Mearns in an interview with Bloomberg. The news comes as… Continue Reading

Oceanwood Raises $250M Fund For Bets on European Economic Recovery

Oceanwood Capital Management has raised $250 million in a new hedge fund to capitalize on economic recovery in Europe. Oceanwood has raised the capital from existing investors and plans to have a $350 million final close for the fund in September, according to a Reuters report. The new fund, named Oceanwood Peripheral European Select Opportunities… Continue Reading

Torbjorn Caesar Takes Helm At EM Fund Actis Capital

Torbjorn Caesar has been elected senior partner at emerging markets investment manager Actis Capital. Caesar assumed his new role effective yesterday, according to media reports. He succeeds Paul Fletcher, who has become non-executive chairman of the company. “I would like to thank Paul for the tremendous leadership he has provided to Actis over the past… Continue Reading

Russian hedge funds surge on oil, rouble gains

Emerging markets hedge funds have benefited from the strong recovery of the Russian Rouble, higher oil prices, lowering of interest rates by the Chinese Central Bank, and a surge in trading volume on the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program.  As a result of these, hedge funds investing in Russia and China posted strong gains in… Continue Reading

Pelham Capital's Martin Starting New Long/Short Fund

Daniel Martin is planning to launch a new long/short hedge fund based in London. The new effort, named Rye Bay Capital, will take long and short positions in a number of instruments across a variety of industries, according to a Bloomberg report. The new fund will reportedly launch in the fourth quarter of this year.… Continue Reading