Marshall Wace finds its feet in Asia thanks to TOPS and GaveKal JV
Wed Jul 21, 2010
London-based Marshall Wace made a decision to invest aggressively into Asia during the financial crisis, which has helped it emerge as a robust business able to handle the Asian volatility
Marshall Wace is one of the few European hedge fund houses
that has been able to make its mark in Asia through a
mélange of its TOPS products, hiring talented local
portfolio managers and a strategic joint venture with GaveKal
Paul Marshall and Des Anderson
The bulk of this success can be attributed to the firm's rather
unique information edge. In fact, the old adage 'knowledge is
power' is highly applicable to the entire hedge fund industry,
and most managers will boast an informational advantage of one
sort or another. Managers' views vary on the utility of broker
research and other sell-side information - some claim to eschew
it entirely while for others it is one of several important
However, Marshall Wace stands out from the crowd in the way it
systematically harnesses the information that can be mined from
service providers' recommendations and ideas. Founded...
ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H
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