Launches & Closures

Leversha's new Asia event driven fund gets off the ground

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Simon Leversha, a former head of Citadel's Asia event driven business, is rolling out his Asia Pacific event driven strategy under the Imperia Investment Group moniker.

While Leversha will be based in Australia, he is building a Hong Kong presence and hiring analysts to cover four major geographical buckets: Greater China, Australia, Korea and Japan.

To start with, he has brought in Amy Zhang, former Blackstone and SAC analyst, to run the Greater China portfolio. The Hong Kong office will go live early in the fourth quarter and have about three people.

While there have been a number of event