Hong Kong’s Ortus heads towards $2 billion landmark


 Joe Zhou
Ortus Capital Management in Hong Kong has seen its asset base soar to $1.9 billion on the back of solid performance in 2010 and strong inflows — making it the largest Asia-based global macro manager with a currency specialisation.

Set up by Wharton alumni Joe Zhou and James Shang in 2003, Ortus has put together what it feels is a world-class investment team and operational/technology base, which enables it to compete with top European and US players in the currency space.

“We look at the world not from a Hong Kong perspective, not