Launches & Closures

New Japan market neutral fund from Epic Partners


Close on the heels of soft closing its Prowess of Japan Fund to new investors, Epic Partners Investments in Tokyo has launched a new market neutral Japanese equity long/short fund called the Wisdom of Japan Fund. The Prowess fund has been performing handsomely (up 16.92% in 2008 and 2.55% in January alone) and steady inflows saw its assets grow to $170 million. The manager is running an additional $100 million in the strategy, bringing total assets to $270 million, prompting Epic to soft-close it in December in order to maintain performance.

The Wisdom of Japan fund is being