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 mandates.
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 TOPIX