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Entrepreneurship in Finance: Successfully Launching and Managing a Hedge Fund in Asia

Palgrave Macmillan published new book of Henri Arslanian, the Special advisor of the Armenian Community of China, titled “Entrepreneurship in Finance: Successfully Launching and Managing a Hedge Fund in Asia”

All author proceeds to be donated to the charity Help for Children.

Book tour dates and official launch events to be announced shortly!

It is also available on Amazon

Thinking of launching your own hedge fund? Want to learn more about the different steps involved in setting up and scaling a hedge fund? Want to understand what are the global best practices in order to grow your existing hedge fund and attract institutional investors?

This book is the first hands-on publication to set out in concrete and practical terms the various steps and considerations necessary to successfully launch and manage a hedge fund in Asia, with a particular focus on Hong Kong and Singapore.
Whilst most other hedge fund books cover the investment side of the hedge fund business, this book specifically provides in-depth insights into the crucial – and often misunderstood – non-investment aspects involved in launching a hedge fund business.

It places particular focus on the legal, regulatory, fund structuring, tax, governance, capital raising, fund terms, budgeting, talent, office space, technology, operational and service provider selection considerations, from the pre-launch phase to the expansion and institutionalisation of the business.

It is written for:

any individual or team aiming to launch a hedge fund and seeking practical and experienced guidance;
any existing hedge fund manager looking to grow and attract institutional-quality capital and investors;
any fund manager or other industry participant globally intending to set up a presence in Asia
any academic looking to learn more about the practical aspects of the hedge fund industry
any student hoping to discover more about the hedge fund industry as a career choice.

Information about Author

Henri Arslanian is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches graduate courses on entrepreneurship in finance, hedge funds and financial technology (FinTech). He previously spent many years with the UBS Investment Bank hedge fund consulting team in Asia, where he assisted finance entrepreneurs with every aspect of their fund launch, from early stage investor seed deals and fund structuring to institutional capital raising and international expansion. Admitted to the Bar in both New York and Quebec, Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong. A member of the Milken Institute’s Young Leaders Circle, Henri is a regular speaker globally on the topic of FinTech and hedge funds to various audiences, ranging from TEDx to Fortune 500 senior management teams. He currently sits on a number of other finance, academic, civil society, and FinTech-related boards and advisory boards.

Speaking five languages, including French and Mandarin Chinese, Henri has been awarded many academic and industry awards over the years, including the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University, China; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, USA; London Business School, UK, and Hong Kong University; a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada; and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal, Canada (Dean’s List of Excellence).


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