Launches & Closures

Foo relaunches with Kingsmead venture


John Foo, former portfolio manager at the FrontPoint Asia event driven fund and a well-known name in the Asian hedge fund space, is relaunching the strategy as the Kingsmead Asian Alpha Opportunities Fund.

He is joined in the new venture by his former FrontPoint team on the operations side and the Singapore-based firm will be called Kingsmead Asset Management.

The office went live on 1 January 2012 while the fund is expected to start trading on 1 March.

Foo comes with a solid pedigree, having previously headed Indus Capital’s Asia office in Singapore, where he spent three years