Opalesque Publishes Hong Kong Hedge Fund Manager Roundtable - Leading Hedge Funds Report Huge Investor Influx From Europe and North America As Mega-Cities Fight Multi-Trillion Dollar Battle To Be The Gateway to China

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Hong Kong Jockey Club To Continue Hedge Fund Investment Program - What not To Expect From An Asian Hedge Fund - Roundtable Series Provides Unique, New Insights into Global Hedge Fund Industry

Opalesque, the world's largest subscription-based publisher covering the alternative investment industry, has launched the fourth issue in a series of regional roundtable forums, the “Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable”.

In each Opalesque Roundtable, Matthias Knab, Opalesque Founder and Director, unites leading hedge fund managers with representatives of the local investor base for an insightful and candid discussion on the hedge fund industry within that region. This informal and lightly moderated forum allows for single- and multi-strategy hedge fund managers to connect with investment advisors, fund of fund managers, and institutional allocators to gain unique insights into the specific developments and idiosyncrasies of each region. Through the publication of the Roundtable Series, Opalesque has created the opportunity for these leading hedge fund managers and investors to share with a broader audience the various issues and advantages found within each hedge fund center.

The Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable was sponsored by Newedge Prime Brokerage (http://www.newedgegroup.com) and took place in their Hong Kong office. We also thank Singapore based GFIA for helping us put the group together.

The participants of the Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable are:

  • Jacob Tsang, Treasurer, Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Christophe Lee, CEO, Sun Hung Kai Fund Management
  • John Knox, Co-Founder, KGR Capital
  • Paul Smith, Partner, Triple A Partners
  • Michael Nock, Founder, Doric Capital
  • Peter Douglas, Founder, GFIA
  • Andrew Ballingal, CEO, Ballingal Investment Advisors
  • Kirby Daley, Head of Sales and Capital Introductions – Asia, Newedge Group
  • Eugene Kim, CIO, Tribridge Capital

One of the "big stories" for the next 20 years is the continued growth of China and India. At the moment, Hong Kong is still the gateway for money and people both going into and coming out of China.

  • Will Hong Kong's supremacy hold in the light of fast-raising Shanghai?
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a pioneer of hedge fund investing amongst Asian institutions. How satisfied is the Club, what is the future of its hedge fund program? Which trends do investors observe?
  • How is the local hedge fund industry developing? What are the regulatory trends?
  • What is behind that "Hong Kong-Singapore thing" - how do the experts see the rivalry of these two Asian power centers?
  • Market participants observe a "huge influx of hedge fund investors from Europe and North America" into Hong Kong. What are the opportunities for hedge fund managers in 2008 and beyond?
  • Learn from some of the most seasoned investors what Asian hedge funds can deliver, but maybe most importantly what NOT to expect from a typical Asian hedge fund.

The Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable Script can be downloaded here: http://www.opalesque.com/index.php?act=static&and=RoundtableHK

The previously published Opalesque Singapore Roundtable Script (April 24th) can be downloaded here: http://www.opalesque.com/index.php?act=static&and=RoundtableSIN

All other previously published Opalesque Roundtable Scripts (New Zealand (March 17th), Australia (March 25th)) can be downloaded here: http://www.opalesque.com/index.php?act=archiveRT

Matthias Knab, Director of Opalesque Ltd, moderates the Opalesque Roundtables. Matthias Knab is an internationally recognized expert on hedge funds and alternatives and has frequently served as chairman of hedge fund conferences in New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Miami, Bahamas, Stockholm, Dubai etc. In addition, he has presented or moderated at hedge fund events in Sydney, Cape Town, Madrid, and Bombay, and lectured at numerous universities on the subjects of hedge funds and the state of the global alternative asset management industry.

About Opalesque:
Opalesque leads the finance media space for its in-depth and innovative products. Since February 2003, Opalesque is publishing Alternative Market Briefing, the premium news service on hedge funds and alternatives. The launch of these Briefings was a revolution in the hedge fund media space ("Opalesque changed the world by bringing transparency where there was opacity and by delivering an accurate professional reporting service." - Nigel Blanchard, Culross) combining proprietary news with the “clipping service” approach of integrating third party news. Each week, Opalesque publications are read by more than 360,000 industry professionals in over 100 countries.

Opalesque is the only daily hedge fund publisher which is actually read by the elite managers themselves (http://www.opalesque.com/op_testimonials.html).

Alternative Market Briefing:
A daily newsletter on the global hedge fund industry, highly praised for its completeness and timely delivery of the most important daily news for professionals dealing with hedge funds. Alternative Market Briefing offers both a quick overview and in-depth coverage. Subscribers can also access the industry’s largest news archive ( 26,000+ articles ) on hedge funds and related topics.

A SQUARE:
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With its "research that reveals" approach, fast facts and investment oriented analysis, A SQUARE offers diversification and complementary ideas for: private, high net-worth and institutional investors, pension funds and endowments, portfolio and hedge funds managers.

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Opalesque Roundtable Series:
In an Opalesque Roundtable, we unite some of the leading hedge fund managers (single and multi strategy managers) as well as representatives of the local investor base (institutions, fund of funds, advisers) to gain unique insights into the specific idiosyncrasies and developments, the issues and advantages of individual global hedge fund centers.

No matter if you are a hedge fund investor looking for new talent, a hedge fund interested in diversifying your investor base or a service provider looking for new clients, you will get to know some of the leading heads of each hedge fund center and find invaluable information and intelligence right on your desk, without any travel involved.

For more information, please go to http://www.opalesque.com.

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