Launches & Closures

Highbridge closing Asia fund after Huttenlocher’s departure

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Highbridge Capital Management is reportedly liquidating ts $1.4 billion Asia Opportunities Fund – one the region’s largest hedge funds – and returning money to investors, following the recent departure of Hong Kong-based manager Carl Huttenlocher.

Huttenlocher, who had been with the firm since 2002, oversaw about $2 billion of Highbridge’s assets, which included the regional investments of the firm’s $7 billion flagship multi-strategy hedge fund, in addition to the Asia Opportunities Fund.

New York-based Highbridge, which oversees $27 billion in AUM, is said to employ about two dozen employees at its Hong Kong office. They are now reportedly