Point72 Asset Management plans to double its Japan staff to more than 60 people in the next few years to take advantage of what it says are “enormous” investment opportunities. Steve Cohen’s $11 billion family office wants enough talent to match “alpha” opportunities in Japan, Marc Desmidt, the chief executive officer of Point72’s international business, said in an interview in Tokyo. The hedge fund has tripled its Tokyo staff to 30 in the past three-and-a-half years.
Akamatsu Fund was launched in 2005 by Bill Gallagher, former head of Japanese equity research at the firm formerly known as Credit Suisse First Boston, and Philip Kay, global head of Japanese cash equities at the same firm. It has seen its share of ups and downs, with the fund’s assets peaking at $153 million in 2009 and rising as low as $50 million last year, according to the report to investors. Since then, assets have risen 20 percent.
The Tokyo-based megabank will provide about 15 percent of the fund’s 10 billion yen ($91 million) in equity, with Marubeni Corp., Tokyo Tatemono Co. and other domestic and overseas investors contributing the rest, Shu Takata, deputy general manager of Mizuho’s real estate finance department, said in an interview. The fund will put that equity, as well as about 10 billion yen in debt, toward constructing dormitories, he said.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".