Profile: Fullerton puts in place a powerful platform

Thu Jul 19, 2007



Fullerton puts in place a powerful platform

Since 2003, when Fullerton Fund Management made the transition from the investment arm of Temasek Holdings to become a fully fledged investment company in its own right, it has become an increasingly important player in Singapore’s alternative asset management world.

Four years on, alternative investments including fund of hedge funds, hedge funds and absolute return long-only funds account for approximately a third of Fullerton’s total assets under management.

Three funds of hedge funds and various managed accounts are run by a six-strong fund of hedge funds team, headed by Shirin Ismail. The three pillars of the Fullerton investment philosophy are diversification for stability, strategic allocation and manager selection through rigorous due diligence.

The team has a global remit but with an Asian focus. While funds are sought all around the world, those that invest in Asia, either from within...

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