Performance

Longs and shorts pay off in Asia inc-Japan

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JF Asia Absolute Return was up 3.88% in January to bring three-month numbers to 8.19%, Greater Asian Hedge Fund was up 2.13% for the month to put three-month returns at 15.06%, and Akamai Pan Asia posted a 1.9% monthly figure to put three-month returns at 1.18%. January shorts paid off on a Hong Kong industrial electric machinery group, a Japanese cement manufacturer, and a mainland China residential property developer paid off.

Swordfish Asian Equity was up 0.63% on the month to bring three-month numbers to 5.46%. In the Hong Kong market the fund found success via pairs in