Hong Kong-based SSG Capital Management is on the verge of
launching a new Asia-focused special situations fund, its third
since the outfit was established more than five years ago.
The new fund is understood to be attracting significant
interest from investors around the region and beyond –
and could potentially become the group’s biggest
offering since SSG was established by CIO Edwin Wong in
Before he founded SSG, Wong worked at Lehman Brothers where
he ran the Asia special situations group and the
firm’s credit businesses, delivering strong
returns for the investment bank.
Sources say the fund is well on track to raise as much as
$800 million given the growing popularity among investors of
hedge fund strategies with a private equity flavor.
The region’s biggest start-hedge fund last year
was a special situations fund managed by ARCM Capital, the Hong
Kong-based vehicle established by ex-Perry Capital manager Alp
Ercil, which raised well over $1 billion in December.
SSG itself launched its first special situations fund in
2010. Its second fund was launched and closed in 2012 at a
capped size of $400 million.