A sturdy history in hedge funds and Asian markets
has ensured Hamon Asset Management has quickly become a key
Most Asian hedge fund start-ups have to cope with the
lengthy, and frequently complicated, business of creating a new
business from scratch. But, when Hamon Asset Management
launched Hamon Oriental Long/Short Fund in April 2002, it had
all the infrastructure, staffing and regulatory approval in
place. Equally important, the Hong Kong-based firm had already
been active in the Asian long-only markets since its creation
in 1989 and had managed a long/short portfolio for a Swiss
private bank since 1998.
Hugh Simon, the chief executive and founder of the firm, has
been operating in Asia for the past 25 years. Prior to
launching the Hamon Investment Group, which currently has a
total of $450 million in assets, he had worked for Schroders
and then ran Lazard's investment offices in...