UBS extends hold on AlphaStars in Q2


The AlphaStars competition, sponsored by FactSet, sees Anthony Iser and Nikhil Garg of UBS maintaining their grip in the second quarter of 2009 in Asia ex-Japan and India respectively. Iser made a relative return of 87.5% for the second quarter of the year. But Garg's return of 134.2% has eclipsed all of his peers. Osamu Ito of Mizuho Securities outpaced Nikko Citigroup's Mattia Ciancaeoni in Japan, 44.7% to 34.9%.

Elsewhere, KE Absolute's Robert de Courcy Hughes did well in Asia ex-Japan, making 72% on the quarter. Harish Lalwani of JP Morgan, made 68.1% in India.

Both Iser and