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Barings brings long-short fund to UK

Barings Asset Management is launching a new long and short equities hedge fund, managed out of Tokyo. The hedge fund will launch this summer and will be managed by Joji Maki, with full details to be announced in four to six weeks. This will be Barings second hedge fund to be set up in Asia, following the first single strategy hedge fund established in China last year.

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