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Yang joins Falcon Edge to head Asia investments

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George Yang, a former senior analyst at Value Partners, has been hired to head Asia at Falcon Edge Capital, a New York-based global equity fund group focused on emerging markets that is looking to launch in June.

The fund, headed by veterans of Blue Ridge Capital and Eton Park Capital Management, is one of the most awaited hedge fund launches globally this year, with expected launch assets of between $600 million and $1 billion, making it one of the biggest hedge fund launches in the US so far in 2012.

Yang will be reporting directly to the co-founders,