Fund launches & closures

Japan veteran Pulsford up and running with $1 billion Eikoh after DB spin-out

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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