HSBC takes on Japan experts for new launch

HSBC Alternative Investments plans to widen its suite of hedge fund products over the next three to five years.Following the launch of a European long/short product in December, managed by Vincent Bourgeois and Michael O'Mara, the firm has hired three specialists in Japanese equities from Mizuho Bank to run a Japanese long/short fund.The company also plans to launch an Asia long/short fund and a multi-strategy arbitrage fund later this year, followed by a full suite of products including fix