Launches & Closures

Coupland Cardiff steps into Asia via Singapore, adds consumer fund


London-based Coupland Cardiff Asset Management, which runs $600 million, has opened an office in Singapore, which coincides with the launch of its UCITS-compliant CC Asian Evolution Fund.

Rory Dickson

The Asia ex-Japan long-biased equity strategy is being managed by Rory Dickson, formerly the head of research at Arisaig Partners, who is based in Singapore.

CC Asian Evolution – which is targeting assets of $350 million – focuses on small and mid-cap stocks. It will seek opportunities stemming from the relative immaturity of the region’s consumer sector, running a portfolio of 25-40 stocks in a portfolio that is