The material on this site is for financial institutions, professional investors and their professional advisers. It is for information only. Please read our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookies before using this site.

All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws. © 2021 Euromoney, a part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

Euromoney 40th anniversary special: Focus on Ballingal Investment Advisers

Bull in a China shop.

MEET THAT RAREST of beings: the fund manager who had a good 2008. In the 12 months from February 28 2008 to the same date this year, Ballingal Investment Advisers’ Pacific Macro fund was up 27.7%. Its other fund, the Pacific Fund (distinguished from its sibling by a greater focus on equities), had a good year as well.

The performance of the fund is a salient lesson to the hedge fund industry. Ballingal Investment Advisers does not rely on excessive leverage or a view on a particular asset class. It generates returns through a deep knowledge of the multiple markets in which the fund operates.

When founder and chief investment officer Andrew Ballingal sits down opposite Euromoney in a meeting room in his firm’s modest Hong Kong offices, however, there’s little of the triumphalism that such a performance in a grim year for the hedge fund industry might justify.

You have reached premium content. Please log in to continue reading.

Read beyond the headlines with Euromoney

For over 50 years, our readers have looked to Euromoney to stay informed about the issues that matter in the international banking and financial markets. Find out more about our different levels of access below.

SUBSCRIBE ONLINE TODAY

Unlimited access to Euromoney.com and Asiamoney.com

Expert comment, long reads and in-depth analysis interviews with senior finance professionals

Access the results of our market-leading annual surveys across core financial services

Access the results of our annual awards, including the world-renowned Awards for Excellence

Your print copy of Euromoney magazine delivered monthly

£73.75 per month

Billed Annually

FREE 7 DAY TRIAL

Unlimited access to Euromoney.com and Asiamoney.com, including our top stories, long reads, expert analysis, and the results of our annual surveys and awards

Sign up to any of our newsletters, curated by our editors

LOGIN NOW

Already a user?

We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.
I agree