San Francisco-based Sensato Capital Management, run by a team of former Barclays Global Investors (BGI) professionals, has global capital-raising ambitions for its pan-Asia equity long/short strategy. Sensato Asia Pacific started its business on 1 June and currently has $55 million in assets under management, with a capacity of $1 billion.
Sensato has been seeded by London-based hedge fund seeder FRM Capital Advisors for an investment of up to $50 million. Since its inception, the Sensato Asia Pacific strategy has registered a double-digit return. It invests in Asian stocks from the small-cap range