The Asia Crescendo Fund, a long/short equity fund, was opened to investors by London-based Threadneedle Investments. Jan de Bruijn, senior manager on the firms Asian investment team, is the portfolio manager. Analyst coverage of Asian equities is patchy beyond the well-known names this provides a fertile hunting ground for us given our emphasis on primary research and fieldwork, Mr. de Bruijn said in a news release. In the course of this research, we find lots of valuation anomalies in the region. The long-short structure increases our ability to turn those anomalies into alpha. The hedge fund is fundamentally managed.