Launches & Closures

Leversha rolls out new Asia event-driven fund


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 former Blackstone and SAC analyst Amy Zhang to run the Greater China portfolio. The Hong Kong office will go live early in the fourth quarter and have about three staff.

Leversha comes with a solid pedigree in the