Friday, 22 May 2015
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Dec 19 2011 | 1:10pm ET
South Korea will join the global hedge fund industry this week with the launch of the country's first dozen or so local vehicles.
The country's Financial Services Commission has reviewed the applications of 13 assets managers in recent weeks. Most of them are expected to launch their first hedge funds this month or early next month, with the first expected on Friday.
Hedge funds have been technically legal in South Korea since 2009. But it wasn't until the FSC this year loosened restrictions on the asset class that it became feasible for large asset managers to actually launch hedge funds.
Among the firms applying for permission are BNP Paribas, KB, Korea Investment, Kyobo, Mirae Asset, Samsung and Woori.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…