Citigroup's Ciancaleoni leads the AlphaStars


Mattia Ciancaleoni of Citigroup Global Markets Japan achieved a 19.9% relative gain in the Japan strategy in October's AlphaStars competition, sponsored by FactSet. Citigroup colleague Taketora Furuta came second, up 15.95%, while Tadashi Maeda of Mizuho Securities was third on 11.8%.

In Asia ex-Japan, Cazenove's Richard Wainwright had a chunky 18.3% gain on the month. He strongly outpaced Dan Chapman (Nomura) on 10.8% and Anthony Iser (UBS) on 10.1%.

In Australia, Anthony Iser came third again, this time with a 6.3% gain on the month. Luke Byrne of ICAP took second spot while Jeremy Coe (UBS) marginally outpaced him