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.
Simplex Asset Management Co.’s Japan Lower Market Strategy fund, which scours the country’s three regional exchanges for small-cap stocks, returned 29 per cent in the first six months of the year. Eschewing big-name companies also helped Sparx Group Co.’s Value Impact Fund gain 19 per cent in the first half, while Strategic Capital Inc.’s activist fund added 15 per cent, according to the firms.
The gains stand out even against the backdrop of rising returns for Japan hedge funds, which were buoyed by a rebound in the nation’s stocks to rank as this year’s third-best performers behind Pan-Asian and Latin America-focused strategies. The Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund Index gained 4.9 percent in the first six months, rebounding from its worst performance in five years in 2016.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
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".