Former Pine River PM Qian Planning New Long/Short China Equity Fund

Oct 1 2015 | 8:32pm ET

Former Pine River fund manager Frank Qian is launching a new China-focused hedge fund that will invest in Chinese equities.

Qian has set up a new company, named Q Fund Management, for the effort, according to multiple unidentified sources cited by Bloomberg. He is reportedly surveying interest for the long/short equity fund, which will reportedly bet on rising and falling Chinese stocks.

Qian’s timing is auspicious. Hedge fund launches in Asia have slowed sharply after a colossal market rout in Chinese securities over the past several months has wiped roughly 40% off the Shanghai Composite Index since June. 

Qian joined $15.4 billion manager Pine River in 2012 and left in June, according to the article. He was previously a trader and risk manager at Citadel, and co-founded Abax Global Capital with former Citadel colleague Chris Hsu and Donald Yang. He left Abax to join Pine River in 2012.

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