Dymon Hires Brevan Vet As Assets Skyrocket

Nov 17 2011 | 12:16pm ET

One of Asia's fastest-growing hedge funds has added a former Brevan Howard Asset Management trader to help it run its newfound billions.

Dymon Asia Capital named Rajesh Raman a managing director, Bloomberg News reports. He'll start at the Singapore-based fund, which has seen its assets under management soar by more than US$1.5 billion since it reopened to investors in January, next month.

Raman managed an Asian macro portfolio at Brevan Howard before stepping down to become an adviser to the fund. He joined Brevan in 2008, the same year that Dymon launch its Asia Macro Fund, from the Rohayton Group. He formerly worked with Dymon CEO Danny Yong at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Dymon is preparing to hard-close the Asia Macro Fund at US$2.5 billion—a level that chief operating officer Willy Ballmann expects to reach in March. But inflows, primarily from large U.S. investors, are only part of the asset growth story: Dymon's flagship had returned 17.8% this year.

"In the early days, it was mostly European-based fund of funds investors who had interest in us," Ballmann told Bloomberg News. "Now, it's quite different: The balance has shifted towards the U.S. and large institutional investors in general."


In Depth

Kettera Q&A: The Advantages of Alternative Investment Platforms

Oct 28 2016 | 5:52pm ET

The past several years have seen a distinct push towards easier and cheaper access...

Lifestyle

Trump Attends 'Villains and Heroes' Costume Party Dressed As...Himself

Dec 5 2016 | 11:16pm ET

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a "Villains and Heroes" costume party...

Guest Contributor

Nowhere to Hide: Why the Future of Asset Management Depends on Innovation

Nov 15 2016 | 6:55pm ET

Information technology has reshaped the asset management industry’s periphery,...

 

From the current issue of

Chicago-based independent futures brokerage and clearing firm R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO) has hired industry veteran Daniel Staniford as Executive Director, responsible for the firm’s institutional business development in New York and London.

AVAILABLE NOW at BARNES & NOBLE

NEWSTAND LOCATOR