The $154 billion US fund house has set up its first Asia presence and relocated Matei Mihalca from its Greenwich headquarters to head it.
The French fund manager is considering putting out an Asia absolute-return fund to address investor demand for locally focused products.
The Japanese investment bank says it is now offering value-add customised analysis which it describes as the next generation to TradeSpex.
The quant fund started by China-born computer software engineer Bill Guo is anticipating growing to $200 million by the end of this year.
Banks turning proprietary investment activities into hedge funds may not be able to trade as aggressively as they once did, says quant trading veteran Brian Brown.
Gap in Asian quant strategies creates opportunity for global long/short fund.