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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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. »

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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.  »

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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. »

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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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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

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The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.    ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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