Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Weekly UCITS News (Friday)
Numbers and magnifying glass

Vontobel Asset Management appoints KNEIP for fund data management

KNEIP has been appointed by Vontobel Asset Management to carry out fund data management, regulatory filing, KIID production and dissemination and financial reporting. »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

ABN AMRO Investment Management launches two Basic UCITS ETFs… UCITS inflows reach EUR71bn for January

ABN AMRO Investment Management has launched the first two ABN AMRO Basic UCITS exchange-traded funds reported AssetServicingTimes this week. Both have been listed on Euronext Amsterdam. »


Newspaper and money

Candriam renames alternative investment funds

After launching its new brand and announcing a fresh start with the shareholder New York Life Investment Management last month, Candriam is in the process of renaming all of its funds. »


Newspaper and money

Syz & Co launches Oyster Market Neutral Plus

The Swiss banking group Syz & Co has launched Oyster Market Neutral Plus, a new sub-fund of Oyster, its Luxembourg UCITS SICAV. »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

Bonus fears for US managers under proposed UCITS V rules… Alternative UCITS gain 1.06 per cent in February…

February proved to be a more positive month performance-wise for alternative UCITS funds with the UCITS Alternative Index Global returning 1.06 per cent. All strategies, bar two, posted positive returns. »


Two fingers

Salus Alpha RN Special Situation Fund ranks second in UCITS report

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


James Williams, Hedgeweek

Iconic Funds to launch hosted funds platform for EU and non-EU managers… Heptagon Capital launches two global equity funds…

The European Parliament and Council have backed plans by the European Commission to strengthen consumer protection in the UCITS market. As reported by out-law.com, which provides legal news and opinion from Pinsent Masons, consumers will have the right to take action against depositories charged with the safekeeping of assets should any of those assets go missing. »


Malta

Iconic launches Malta-domiciled hosted funds platform

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. »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

MainFirst launches UCITS to tap into CLO market… Lionel Paquin appointed CEO of Lyxor Asset Management…

Franklin Templeton Investments this week announced the launch of the Luxembourg-registered Franklin Euro Short Duration Bond Fund.  London-based David Zahn, head of European Fixed Income and lead portfolio manager, and Rod MacPhee, research analyst and portfolio manager, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, will manage the fund. »


James Williams, Hedgeweek

UCITS attracted EUR13billion in December… investment-grade credit ETFs see continued favour among investors…

ETF flows are surging in credit, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch “Follow the Flow” global research report. So far this year, there has been USD4billion of inflows into investment grade credit compared to USD2.4billion for high-yield. »


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