Fund launches & closures

Samena to develop Asia strategies following Japan portfolio roll-out

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With the recent purchase of Vision Asia Pacific (see online editions of AsiaHedge and InvestHedge) and the launch of its Japan portfolio, Samena Capital is aiming to bring more new Asia-focused products to the market over the coming months.

Samena was founded by Shirish Saraf in 2008, along with a mix of 25 entrepreneurs and investment managers from Europe, the Middle East and Europe. Each has contributed to the firm's $50 million in shareholder capital.

Samena's corporate profile is a reaction to the hedge fund manager model typical of the market before 2008. Now, with both investors and managers