FRM Capital Advisors seeds Toby Bartlett’s Japan focused Arena Capital Management
|January 30th, 2013||
|FRM Capital Advisors (“FCA”), the seeding division of FRM, Man Group plc‘s (“Man”) fund of hedge fund division, has entered into a strategic relationship with a Japan focused hedge fund.|
FCA will make a significant investment in a fund launched by Arena Capital Management Limited (“Arena”), a Hong Kong based investment advisor.
Arena, established in May 2012 by Toby Bartlett (CIO), manages a Japanese Long-Short Equity strategy focusing on domestic demand sectors, constructed with a factor neutral pair trading book. Joining Mr Bartlett at Arena are Greg McLaughlin (COO), Ayumu Kuroda (Head of Trading and Risk Systems) and Yukimi Oda (Research Analyst).
Patric de Gentile Williams, Head of Seeding at FRM said: “This deal reinforces the global nature of FCA as a seeding business and is the first investment we have made since FRM was acquired by Man last year. Asia, and specifically Japan, is an important focus in our manager research, where we have a local office and a significant investor base.
“In addition, the recent drop in the Yen and newly elected Prime Minister Abe’s growth focused economic strategy has caused a substantial rally in the domestic market that may spur meaningful investor interest.”
“Toby has consistently demonstrated his ability to run a successful portfolio within a robust risk management framework and with FCA’s support he will be able to build a successful alternative investment management business to the benefit of his investors, his team and FCA’s investors.”
Toby Bartlett, CIO of Arena, said: “As a new hedge fund, this major investment by FCA allows us to focus all our energies on operational excellence and generating high quality returns for our investors.
“Our focused approach to fundamental research in Japanese equities, combined with disciplined portfolio construction and risk management, allows us to have low correlation to markets and protect against downside volatility whilst capitalizing on market opportunities for our investors.
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