HFT gets new CEO; Old Mutual appoints SE Asia chief; Mercer makes Asean hire; SkyBridge recruits in Seoul; Columbia gets Taiwan GM; Citadel executives quit; M&G boosts team; and CBRE promotes in China.
After a slow start, Korean onshore hedge fund industry AUM could double to $5 billion by 2015, as domestic pensions and other institutions allocate to the asset class.
A round-up of key themes from the three-day hedge fund conference, as well as a few off-key incidents.
In contrast to their Western peers, Asian managers are finding the Chinese market good for returns, while some domestic investors in current regional darling Japan are selling stocks.
Salt Asia kicks off with hedge funds' talks centred on tapering, typhoons and Justin Bieber.
The SkyBridge Alternatives Conference returns to Singapore this month, with a wider range of global topics to be covered at the hedge fund capital introductions event.