Launches & Closures

GCI to expand single manager and separate account business

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GCI Asset Management, the Tokyo-based Japanese alternative asset manager with ¥26 billion ($265 million) in assets, is looking to expand its single manager hedge fund business as well as separate its accounts business as an engine for future growth. The Tokyo-based firm has just launched a fund that invests in hybrid securities issues by Japanese companies, such as convertible bonds and preferred securities issued by large banks.

Traditionally, GCI has focused on managing funds of funds and separate accounts. The idea now is to evolve into a world-class alternative investment manager delivering absolute returns for clients and contributing to