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Asia Frontier Capital, LyGH Capital Among Top 20 Performing Hedge Funds

Hong Kong-based Asia Frontier Capital, Singapore-based LyGH Capital, and CITIC Securities International Fund Management Limited are among the top 20 performing hedge funds globally in 2014, according to industry data tracker Preqin. Long-biased AFC Asia Frontier Fund recorded net returns of 37.58% last year, while GH China Century Fund and CITIC China Alpha II Fund Limited, both employ a long-short equity strategy, returned 37.19% and 35.88%, respectively.

GGV Capital’s Eric Xu Discusses Opportunities For VCs In China

Eric Xu, a managing partner at GGV Capital, talked to China Money Network on where he sees great opportunities in venture investing in China right now. Xu joined GGV Capital earlier this year, and was most recently managing director at SIG Investment Asia where he led investments in the consumer Internet and frontier tech sectors. Before SIG, he was an investment professional at CITIC Capital and TDF Capital. Before entering venture capital, he was an investment banker at CLSA and …

Thomas Hugger: Only Frontier Markets Offer Uncorrelated Returns From A Troubled Global Economy

In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest Thomas Hugger, CFO of Leopard Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in Asian frontier markets, discusses the successes and failures of his firm’s investments in Cambodia, the impact on frontier markets from a slowing Chinese economy, and why frontier markets offer better risk-return profiles than emerging markets. Listen to the full interview in the audio podcast, watch the shortened video version or read an excerpt. Q: First give us a …

Ludvig Nilsson: China’s Western Regions Are Private Equity’s Golden Frontier

In this episode of China Money Podcast, guest Ludvig Nilsson, co-founder and managing director at Jade Invest, discusses the challenges facing China’s private equity industry and where he sees attractive investment opportunities. Listen to the podcast, watch the shortened video or read an excerpt: Q: Last year, you described China’s private equity industry as a hyped market with strong fundamentals. Have you changed your opinion? A: Not really, I think the hype is still on. The inflows of new capital into …

Register Now For China Education Investment Roundtable In Beijing

Where will investors find the best opportunities in China’s education industry in 2017 and beyond? (This event will be held in Mandarin Chinese) As technology reshapes the face of modern education, investors in China continue to back companies positioned to benefit from the coming evolution. A total of 167 venture and private equity investment deals worth an aggregate of RMB10.6 billion (US$1.5 billion) were recorded in the education sector in China last year, greater than the 138 deals and US$1.03 …

Hillhouse Leads $40M Financing Round In Saltside Technologies

Asia-focused alternative investment management firm Hillhouse Capital Management has led a US$40 million round in Saltside Technologies, an operator of online classified ads platforms in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Ghana, according to a company announcement. New investors, Stockholm-based investment firm Brummer & Partners, as well as existing investor, Investment AB Kinnevik, also participated in the round. The new funds will be used to reinforce the company’s positions in existing markets, and expand into new frontier markets. Founded in 2011 in …