How taking Elmwood's Alpha fund pan-Asia was a liberating decision

Mon Mar 29, 2010



The Alpha Pacific Qualified Partners fund was originally Japan-heavy, but clever stock-picking has allowed it to expand successfully across Asia


The Alpha Pacific Qualified Partners fund was originally Japan-heavy, but clever stock-picking has allowed it to expand successfully across Asia

There are few countries that have been more frustrating to a hedge fund manager than Japan. With that in mind, it is easy to understand the palpable sense of relief and excitement that comes across as Chris White describes the evolution of the Alpha Pacific Qualified Partners fund from a Japan-heavy fund to one which now invests across the whole of Asia.


Chris White

"It's been fantastic, remarkably liberating," he says. "It's a bit of a hackneyed phrase that Japan is a great alpha market, and it does remain a major market for us, but the alpha ebbs and flows, and it's great if you are not forced to play every single hand but can also fold and come back when you're dealt better cards. If we've got a...

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