Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Jun 7 2011 | 1:31pm ET
The growing community of western hedge funds in Hong Kong has a new neighbor, at least in spirit: Owl Creek Asset Management.
The New York-based firm, which has about $7 billion in assets under management, won an asset-management license from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission last month, Reuters reports. But unlike other U.S.- and Europe-based funds to obtain a similar license, Owl Creek has no plans to create a physical presence in Hong Kong.
Instead, the firm, founded by Jeffrey Altman, will use the license to attract a wider range of investors, according to Reuters. It will continue to trade in Asia—the firm has a $300 million dedicated Asia fund and $2.6 billion invested in the region in total—from its home base in New York.
The SFC issued the license to Owl Creek on May 20.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…