HONG KONG (HedgeWorld.com)–James Shipton joined Eurekahedge Advisors as director, advisory services and will be in charge of a new due diligence service and will assist in an emerging manager program in Asia. Mr. Shipton was the head of transaction management for Dresder Kleinwort Wasserstein in Asia and a vice president of its European equity execution group.
In July, the firm launched a benchmark index with ABN AMRO for Asian hedge funds offering a new gauge for Asia Pacific hedge fund performance. (Previous HedgeWorld Story) The new index measures the performance of open-ended funds with at least US$40 million under management. It is divided into two sub-indexes: Asia Pacific and Japan.–SLB