Highly-rated Japan long/short equity manager James Pulsford and
his team are off to a solid start with their newly-independent
London-based Eikoh Research Investment Management.
Eikoh span out of Deutsche Bank’s asset
management arm at the start of March after a year of
preparation, taking the DB Equilibria Japan fund that Pulsford
and co-manager Sara Gardiner-Hill have run for 10 years
– as well as some managed accounts and long-only
The DB Equilibria Japan strategy is one of the
longest-running and best-performing funds in a Japan long/short
equity hedge fund universe that has been much reduced in recent
years, dating back to inception in May 2002.
Over the past decade, it has generated an annualised return
of some 8.2% against a total return on Japan’s