SAC Asia Pioneer Plans Own Macro Fund

Apr 15 2013 | 11:35am ET

SAC Capital Advisors' first Asia-based portfolio manager will launch a hedge fund of his own in the region.

Yip Ka-hay founded Bright Stream Capital Management in Hong Kong. The new macro specialist will debut with about US$25 million of Yip's money in July, trading currencies, interest-rate securities and equity indices, Bloomberg News reports.

Yip worked at SAC for just over a year, joining the firm at the end of 2007 to run Asia-focused macro investments, and leaving in early 2009 when it cut back on non-equity investments.

Yip said he expects his Bright Stream Macro Fund to manage as much as US$300 million within 18 months.

"People talk about Asian macro a lot but there are not that many dedicated Asian macro funds out there," he told Bloomberg. "There is a niche for someone to focus a specific fund on Asian rates and foreign exchange."

William Fong, who worked with Yip at PMA Investment Advisors, and SAC veteran Joshua So have joined Bright Stream, the latter as head of operations.

Yip worked at PMA before joining SAC, running its Harvester Fund. Prior to entering the hedge fund industry, Yip worked at JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse First Boston.

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