Barclays Capital’s Seth Moran leads August AlphaStars

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Seth Moran of Barclays Capital in Tokyo led FactSet’s AlphaStars competition in August, with a 17.3% relative return against the benchmark MSCI Japan index. Pui Yee Lee of Tokai Tokyo Securities was Japan’s second-best performer, achieving a 9.25% gain while also ranking as the best short stock picker for the market last month.

In Australia, Jeremy Coe of UBS returned 11% versus the S&P ASX 200 and also had the best long and single picks. ICAP’s Luke Byrne ranked second in the market, with a 5.32% gain, followed by James Ramsay of Bell Potter