Samena’s seeding unit is backing the launch of Wuzhu's long/short pan-Asia equity hedge fund today with a target of raising $100 million by year-end.
Samena Capital and Swiss private bank Reyl & Cie will offer hedge fund and private equity investments to Asian clients, citing growing demand for products that are slightly different.
Samena Capital adds $75 million Vision Asia Pacific to its $50 million of capital seeking to acquire asset managers in emerging markets; Vision meanwhile is building investor relations in the West.
The Japan Absolute Return Fund is a long/short fund designed to capitalise on the low valuation of Japanese companies.
The Samena Special Situations Fund opens with $200 million and targets a $350 million close by the end of October.