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Erik Knutzen, Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman broadens multi-asset UCITS offering

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 09:27

Neuberger Berman is extending its suite of multi-asset solutions with the launch of two UCITS Funds – the Multi-Asset Risk Premia Fund and the Multi-Asset Class Income Fund. »

Leif Cussen, Old Mutual Global Investors

Old Mutual Global Investors launches style premia fund

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 14:31

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), part of Old Mutual Wealth, is to launch the Old Mutual Style Premia Absolute Return Fund (STAR) at the beginning of December. »

Aberdeen launches EUR200m liquid equity market neutral fund

Aberdeen launches EUR200m liquid equity market neutral fund

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 08:48

Aberdeen Asset Management has launched the Aberdeen Alternative Diversified Equity Fund (AADE) which aims to generate capital appreciation with limited correlation to traditional equity markets by blending a portfolio of equity-related alternative strategies. »

Andrew Dreaneen, Schroders

Schroder GAIA platform: Building from a position of strength

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 14:15

According to Hedge Funds Research, hedge funds this year have experienced more than USD50 billion of net outflows, continuing a theme that began back in Q4 2015.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

UCITS: A compelling distribution option for hedge fund managers

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 14:05

With investors concerned over the impact that a rising rate environment could have on their fixed income portfolios, the need to look for alternative solutions to hedge against, and even profit from, widening yields, is becoming paramount. James Williams (pictured) explores how alternative UCITS, which continue to enjoy positive inflows, are proving an appealing option to investors looking to diversify their investments.  »

Taylor Lukof, ABR

DMS adds ABR Dynamic Funds to UCITS V platform

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 08:11

Fund governance firm DMS Governance and ABR Dynamic Funds have launched the ABR Dynamic Blend Equity and Volatility Fund on the DMS UCITS Corrib ICAV platform.  »

Anita Nemes, Deutsche Bank

Alternative UCITS assets up 26 per cent annually since 2008, says Deutsche Bank

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 10:33

The value of assets invested in alternative UCITS funds has increased by 26 per cent annually since the financial crisis of 2008, according to Deutsche Bank Global Prime Finance’s 2016 Alternative UCITS Survey. »

Lyxor and Kingdon launch Global Long/Short Equity Fund

Lyxor and Kingdon launch Global Long/Short Equity Fund

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 07:47

Lyxor Asset Management has expanded its alternative UCITS offering by teaming up with Kingdon Capital Management to launch the Lyxor/Kingdon Global Long-Short Equity Fund. »

Fair Oaks launches CLO focused fund on Alpha UCITS platform

Fair Oaks launches CLO focused fund on Alpha UCITS platform

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 08:16

Fair Oaks Capital has partnered with the Alpha UCITS platform to launch the first UCITS fund focused on the global collateralised loan obligation (CLO) market. »

Schroders teams with Two Sigma to launch UCITS hedge fund product

Schroders teams with Two Sigma to launch UCITS hedge fund product

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 07:42

Schroders is launching a UCITS hedge fund product via its GAIA platform – the Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified – which will be sub-advised by Two Sigma Advisers. »

UCITS HFS Index bounces back in July

UCITS HFS Index bounces back in July

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 07:46

After a drawdown in June due to the market turmoil surrounding the Brexit vote, the UCITS HFS Index bounced back in July, reporting gains of 0.75 per cent. »

Holger Mertens, Nikko Asset Management

Nikko Asset Management adds Global Credit Fund to UCITS line-up

Mon, 01/08/2016 - 10:56

Nikko Asset Management is launching a Luxembourg domiciled Global Credit UCITS fund on 3 August 2016. The fund is managed by Head Portfolio Manager – Global Credit, Holger Mertens (pictured) and supported by its experienced Global Credit teams based in London, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Auckland and New York. »

Tages Capital launches new singles strategy UCITS alternative fund

Tages Capital launches new singles strategy UCITS alternative fund

Wed, 27/07/2016 - 09:58

Tages Capital, in partnership with Anavon Capital, has launched the Tages International SICAV - Anavon Global Equity Long/Short UCITS Fund, the second sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV. »

Ulf Fullgraf

Aquila Capital and Alpha Centauri in alternative beta launch

Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:28

Aquila Capital is to launch an alternative beta strategy in cooperation with Alpha Centauri, bringing the Hamburg-based specialist investment boutique, which offers liquid alternative risk premia and equity factor strategies, to Aquila's Associated Manager Group platform. »

Hedge fund managers see opportunities in Europe in Q2

Hedge fund managers see opportunities in Europe in Q2

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 08:18

Economic uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU has created potential opportunities for hedge fund managers and, as a result, many more funds have launched focused on the region, according to Preqin’s Q2 update on the hedge fund industry. »

Fidante Partners expands UCITs platform with launch of new Perella Weinberg Partners fund

Fidante Partners expands UCITs platform with launch of new Perella Weinberg Partners fund

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 09:51

The Perella Weinberg North American Equity Long Short Fund is to launch on the Fidante Partners Liquid Strategies UCITS platform in May, subject to regulatory approval. It will be managed by Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management (Perella Weinberg). »

MPMF receives UCITS management company authorisation

MPMF receives UCITS management company authorisation

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 15:08

MPMF Fund Management (Ireland) Limited (MPMF), the Maples group’s alternative investment fund manager (AIFM), has been authorised as a UCITS management company by the Central Bank of Ireland.  »

Andres Dollery. Societe Generale Prime Services

In prime position to support CTA UCITS funds

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

Five years ago, UCITS funds weren't exactly a prominent blip on the radar screen at  Société Générale Prime Services, but over the last two years, excluding managed accounts, they have accounted for approximately 50 per cent of all new funds onboarded by the business in Europe.  »

Daniele Spada, Lyxor Asset Management

Strong traction in alternative UCITS platform

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

Lyxor Asset Management operates the largest commingled hedge fund managed account platform (MAP), but over the last couple of years it has made inroads to build out a similar offering in the UCITS space.  »

Stefano Girola, SYZ Asset Management

Two unique long/short fund offerings

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

SYZ Asset Management, the investment funds arm of Swiss banking group SYZ, offers investors two unique long/short strategies in its OYSTER UCITS-compliant fund range. The main differentiators between the two funds are summarised in the table.  »

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OYSTER - European Corporate Bonds ranked No1 in the UK over three and ten years

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 20:00

SYZ Asset Management’s OYSTER - European Corporate Bonds EUR fund has been ranked best fund in the UK over three years and ten years by Lipper in the “Bond Euro - Corporates” category.  »

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Halcyon and Guggenheim Partners launch UCITs fund

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 09:00

Halcyon Liquid Strategies UCITS Management and Guggenheim Partners (Guggenheim) have launched the GFS Halcyon Liquid Opportunities Fund, an opportunistic catalyst-driven UCITS fund domiciled in Ireland.   »

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Citi enable regulated offshore funds to access Stock Connect A-shares

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 09:00

Citi’s depositary bank business is enabling European-registered alternative investment funds (AIF) and UCITS funds to trade A-shares through the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme.  »

Daniele Spada, Lyxor MAP

Building traction in UCITS funds space

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:24

On the surface, average hedge fund performance in 2014 has been underwhelming but when one has a clear window on performance, as Lyxor Asset Management does with its commingled managed account platform, the picture becomes more nuanced. »

James WIlliams, Hedgeweek

UCITS Equity funds suffer net outflows for first time since June 2013… Neuberger Berman launches Long Short Multi-Manager UCITS fund…

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 16:33

WisdomTree this week launched a further two UCITS ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange. This brings the total to six ETFs listed on the LSE in the past four weeks and further solidifies its position as a pioneer of dividend-weighted ETFs. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Heitman LLC launches real estate opportunities fund… BIL Manage Invest receives CSSF approval as a UCITS Management Company

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 19:03

This week the Management Board of Directors of the Palaedino Fund announced that London-based Sabre Fund Management Limited had launched the Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund. »

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Palaedino and Sabre launch Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 14:45

The Palaedino Fund (UCITS IV) and Sabre Fund Management Limited (Sabre) have launched the Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Newsmith to launch UCITS version of European fund… Invesco PowerShares launches buyback ETF…

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:03

Malaysia-based asset manager Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad has launched an Asian equity-focused UCITS fund reported Citywire Global Asia this week. The Affin Hwang Capital Asian Series is domiciled in Luxembourg and initially consists of two sub-funds: Select Asia Opportunity Fund and Select Asia Quantum Fund. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Goldman Sachs Asset Management adds fixed income fund to its SICAV structure… Source lists EURO STOXX Optimised Banks UCITS ETF…

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 10:07

Source this week announced the listing of the Source EURO STOXX Optimised Banks UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange. The fund provides exposure to banks within the Eurozone and is optimised to reduce exposure to illiquid stocks. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

First Trust Global Portfolios Ltd launches multi-factor Eurozone ETF on Euronext… HSBC to provide asset services to Korea’s first RQFII manager…

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 12:45

Gottex Fund Management is gearing up to launch its first UCITS product under the popular RQFII program that gives global asset managers access to China’s equity markets. The fund is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2015 according to the firm’s latest trading statement. It will invest in China’s A-shares market and will be managed by the Gottex-VStone Asset Management office in Shanghai. Gottex moved to establish a joint venture with VStone last year. »

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