Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures

KIMCO teams with Credit Suisse for global distribution


Singapore-based KIMCO International, which runs a Japanese equity long/short strategy, has appointed Credit Suisse as its exclusive global distributor. The agreement is part of the bank’s plans to broaden its services in the alternative investments sector.

KIMCO, founded by in 2006 by SPARX Asset Management veteran Toshikatsu Kimura, has an AUM of a couple of hundred million dollars, according to industry sources. Its flagship KIMCO Japan Long/Short Fund – which has dollar and yen feeder funds – has returned more than 30% since its December 2006 inception, with net positive returns every calendar year, the sources added.

Credit Suisse will