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Salus Alpha RN Special Situation Fund ranks second in UCITS report

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 06:02

The Salus Alpha RN Special Situation fund delivered a good start to 2014, up 1.90 per cent in January. »

Malta

Iconic launches Malta-domiciled hosted funds platform

Thu, 27/02/2014 - 16:45

Iconic is launching a turnkey Malta authorised, EU-compliant hosted-funds platform enabling EU and non EU based fund managers to run their own fully supported and administered funds. »

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La Française and Tages Capital sign strategic partnership

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 14:11

European asset manager La Française and Tages Capital, an alternative multi-management solutions provider, have entered into a strategic partnership. »

Dollars

Cheyne Capital’s UCITS programme reaches USD500m milestone

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 07:00

With the recent launch of the Cheyne European Mid Cap Equity Fund, Cheyne’s UCITS umbrella has reached USD575m of assets, from just under USD30m two years ago. »

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Gottex launches Swedish multi-asset UCITS product on Folksam unit-linked platform

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 06:03

Gottex Fund Management has launched its Swedish multi-asset UCITS product on the Folksam unit linked platform and has opened its Scandinavian office. »

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Kinetic Partners is first firm to be granted internal AIFM licence by CSSF

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 14:11

Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm, is the first advisory and consulting group to be granted AIFM licensing by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). »

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Alternative UCITS finish 2013 on a strong note, says Alceda

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 06:31

In Q4 2013 the alternative UCITS sector grew by 21 per cent compared to Q4 2012, showing continued demand and investment in alternative strategies, according to the Alceda Quarterly UCITS Review. »

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SYZ & CO launches the Oyster Continental European Selection fund

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 06:30

Swiss banking group SYZ & CO has launched the Oyster Continental European Selection, a new sub-fund of its Luxembourg domiciled Oyster UCITS SICAV. »

Euros

Émergence provides EUR30m seed funding for Rcube’s Global Macro UCITs fund

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 16:01

Following three completed investments since mid-2012, NewAlpha Asset Management has announced the fourth incubation partnership between the French managers-only seeding fund Émergence and Rcube Asset Management. »

Newspaper and money

Pictet launches Absolute Return Fixed Income fund

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 11:46

Pictet Asset Management has launched the Pictet Absolute Return Fixed Income fund, domiciled in Luxembourg and UCITS compliant. »

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Altin discloses entire hedge fund portfolio holdings

Tue, 21/01/2014 - 11:36

Altin, the USD230m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, has disclosed its entire hedge fund portfolio holdings as part of its policy of transparency to investors. »

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Matheson provides insights into new Irish ICAV and future potential of UCITS in Asia

Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:03

By James Williams – Irish law firm Matheson has provided an update from its London office on the introduction of a new corporate vehicle for Irish funds – the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV). »

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Verrazzano launches Advantage European Fund

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 16:01

Verrazzano Capital, the European equity specialist investment boutique founded by Guillaume Rambourg, has launched the Verrazzano Advantage European Fund. »

Tick

Amundi Alternative Investments obtains AIFM authorisation

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 13:57

Amundi Alternative Investments SAS (Amundi AI) has obtained AIFM authorisation from the French securities regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) for all of its investment solutions. »

Regulation

Indus Valley Partners launches 40 Act fund reporting functionality for hedge funds

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 12:33

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a provider of technology solutions to alternative asset managers, has added a standard 40 Act rules library within the IVP Polaris data warehouse. »

Globe

Muzinich & Co launches absolute return Global Tactical Credit Fund

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:28

Corporate credit specialist Muzinich & Co has launched the Muzinich & Co Global Tactical Credit Fund, which seeks to find the best credit investments across global public fixed income markets. »

Information

SuMi TRUST extends appointment of Kii Hub to produce KIIDs for UCITS funds

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 12:12

SMT Fund Services (Ireland) Limited has appointed Kii Hub to produce and deliver Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) for its established platform of UCITS funds.  »

Renminbi

Universal-Investment and Stratton Street launch Renminbi Bond UCITS Fund

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 14:20

Universal-Investment and London-based fund manager Stratton Street have launched the Stratton Street UCITS Renminbi Bond Fund UI. »

Change direction

Investors reduce exposure to directional strategies

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 16:07

This quarter investors appear very reluctant to make strong bets and are planning to reduce their exposures to directional strategies with most equity long-short strategies seeing a significant drop off in demand for this quarter, according to ML Capital Management’s latest ML Alternative Ucits Barometer. »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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