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Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Gary Palmer, Chief Executive of the Irish Funds Industry Association

Irish fund assets top the EUR1 trillion mark

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:33

Total assets in Irish-domiciled funds have exceeded EUR1trillion, an all-time high, reflecting what Gary Palmer (pictured), Chief Executive of the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) »

Roman Rosslenbroich, co-founder and CEO of Aquila Capital

Aquila Capital’s Risk Parity 7 Fund hits four-year milestone

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 12:00

Aquila Capital’s AC Risk Parity 7 Fund has reached a four year track record of consistently positive year-on-year returns. »

Peter De Proft, director general, EFAMA

EFAMA acknowledges latest ESMA Consultation Paper

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 20:53

EFAMA this week was broadly in agreement with proposals setting out future guidelines on UCITS ETFs and other UCITS issues detailed by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in »

Apollo rocket launch

AllianceBernstein launches US equity fund with bias towards large and mid-cap stocks

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 20:50

AllianceBerstein has rolled out a new US equity fund with the intention of capitalizing on growth opportunities in large and mid-cap stocks thrown up by slow economic growth reported Citywire Globa »

Guatam Prakash, founder and senior managing director, Monsoon

Monsoon Capital picks SEI for outsourcing services of newly launched UCITS fund

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 20:48

US-based Monsoon Capital, which focuses on emerging markets, has selected SEI to provide full fund administration, trustee and custodial services for its newly launched UCITS fund. »

Cyril Delamere, CEO, ML Capital

ML Capital readies to launch emerging market UCITS on MontLake

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 20:45

It’s been a busy start to the year for ML Capital. »

Peter De Proft, Director General of EFAMA

EFAMA responds positively to latest ESMA consultation paper

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 10:00

EFAMA has welcomed the publication by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) of its Consultation Paper setting out future guidelines on UCITS Exchange-Traded Funds (UCITS ETFs) and other UCITS issues. »

Philip Masterson, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Development, Europe, SEI

SEI to provide outsourcing services for Monsoon’s newly-launched UCITS fund

Mon, 30/01/2012 - 11:49

SEI has been selected by Monsoon Capital, a US-based alternative asset manager focusing on emerging markets, to provide full fund administration and trustee and custodial services for the firm's UCITS IV fund. »

Man with megaphone

Javelin Capital launches UCITS emerging markets fund on Goldman Sachs platform

Sun, 29/01/2012 - 21:50

UK-based Javelin Capital, an emerging markets equity hedge fund backed by Majedie Investments, has launched a UCITS-compliant version of its fund on the SICAV platform established by G »

Lisa Corvese, Managing Director of Global Strategy, PerTrac

Long/Short Equity most popular Alternative UCITS strategy finds latest PerTrac report

Sun, 29/01/2012 - 21:45

A latest industry report by PerTrac has found that long/short equity is the most popular strategy executed by alternative UCITS funds. »

Chris Adams, head of hedge fund solutions, BNP Paribas Securities

BNP Paribas Securities Services expands hedge fund administration services

Sun, 29/01/2012 - 21:42

BNP Paribas Securities Services this week announced the launch of a major investment programme to expand its hedge fund and FoHF administration services for both offshore and onshore UCITS f »

Cyril Delamere, ML Capital

Exclusive: ML Capital adds Goldwinds global macro UCITS to MontLake platform

Sun, 29/01/2012 - 21:37

ML Capital Asset Management has told Hedgeweek in an exclusive that it is preparing to launch a new UCITS fund on its MontLake Platform. »

Lisa Corvese, Managing Director of Global Strategy at PerTrac.

Long/short equity most popular UCITS strategy, says PerTrac

Wed, 25/01/2012 - 06:00

Long/short equity is the most popular strategy pursued by Alternative UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) funds, and overall, funds invested in emerging markets have posted the best performance from January 2002 through October 2011, according to PerTrac.  »

Chris Adams, Head of hedge fund solutions at BNP Paribas Securities Services

BNP Paribas Securities Services expands hedge fund admin services

Tue, 24/01/2012 - 10:00

BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNP Paribas) is rolling out a major investment programme to expand its hedge fund and fund of hedge fund administration services, for both UCITs and offshore funds. 


Swiss flag

Denver hedge fund launches UCITS fund with Swiss firm Prosper

Sun, 22/01/2012 - 17:35

US hedge fund Independence Capital Asset Partners (ICAP) has launched an onshore UCITS-compliant version of its flagship fund in conjunction with Swiss f »

Jim McCaughan, President and CEO, Principal Global Investors

Malaysian global asset manager establishes first-in-class fund platform in Ireland

Sun, 22/01/2012 - 17:31

Ireland has ushered in its first Malaysian-managed fund platform this week. »

Chris Kennedy, co-founder and managing director, Fortinbras

Fortinbras AM teams up with Deutsche Bank to launch UCITS fund

Sun, 22/01/2012 - 17:29

German asset management firm, Fortinbras Asset Management, this week announced the launch of a new UCITS fund in conjunction with Deutsche Bank. »

Columbia flag

Columbian fund manager to offer UCITS version of domestic fund

Sun, 22/01/2012 - 17:26

Increasingly, with Europe in turmoil and investors scratching their heads for the next growth story, the likes of Brazil, Chile, Columbia are gaining popularity »

John Lowry, Co-Founder and Chairman of ML Capital,

Investors most positive on global macro and global emerging markets alternative UCITS strategies, says ML’s Barometer

Fri, 20/01/2012 - 06:00

Allocations to CTA’s and Global Macro strategies will be popular choices for investors in this quarter, according to the fifth edition of the quarterly ML Alternative UCITS Barometer (ML Barometer). Some 54% of respondents are looking to increase their exposure to Global Macro-Discretionary, making this the most popular strategy. »

Slow sign

European managers get bearish on expected Chinese slow down

Thu, 19/01/2012 - 18:18

With concerns that China’s rapid economic expansion could slow down in 2012 and hit economies and commodity prices, European hedge fund managers are positi »

Hako Finckenstein, Principal at Hyde Park Investment

Hyde Park Investment secures EUR200 million Capacity in Diva Synergy

Thu, 19/01/2012 - 11:36

Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co is to allocate a capacity of EUR200 million for its two main investment vehicles – Diva Synergy and Diva Synergy UCITS, to Hyde Park Investment. »

The word REGULATION viewed through a magnifying glass

Regulation prompts fund managers to reconsider domiciles and avoid burdening costs

Wed, 18/01/2012 - 06:00

A greater focus from regulators and investors has led to an increased number of hedge fund and private equity managers actively considering strategic moves to more favourable domiciles, according to a new report from Clear Path Analysis. Emerging regions are particularly appealing to investors and as such managers are now looking at the business potential of setting up a presence overseas. »

Julia Patterson, IMA

UK Treasury launches consultation on introduction of authorised tax-transparent funds

Sun, 15/01/2012 - 17:25

The UK Treasury has taken a step forward in its bid to maintain the country’s position as a competitive funds domicile by launching a consultation on the introduction of authorised tax-transp »

Ivan Rudolph Shabinsky, AllianceBernstein

AllianceBernstein launches short duration high-yield bond fund

Sun, 15/01/2012 - 17:15

AllianceBerstein, the global asset management firm with some USD406billion in assets under management, has launched a s »

Man with megaphone

Natixis AM launches new quant fund

Sun, 15/01/2012 - 17:03

Natixis Asset Management has announced the launch of a new quant fund which will invest in global equities reported Citywire Global this week. »

Finland flag

Finland’s Northern Star introduces brace of multi-asset UCITS

Sun, 15/01/2012 - 16:58

Helsinki-based Northern Star announced on its website this week the launch of two UCITS-compliant multi-asset funds. »

Nigel Legge, Vinculum

Vinculum launches Global Equity UCITS

Sun, 08/01/2012 - 19:21

Former Liontrust Asset Management CEO Nigel Legge’s new firm Vinculum has launched the IM Vinculum Global Equity fund, a Ucits-compliant product. »


Vertex Capital Management in Cloud 9

Sun, 08/01/2012 - 19:18

London-based Vertex Capital Management has migrated its Vertex Evolution Ucits fund to Point Nine’s Circle.2 cloud-based middle and back office s »


UCITS investors favour increased allocations to CTA, Equity Market Neutral and Volatility strategies says Alix Capital

Sun, 08/01/2012 - 19:11

Swiss-based Alix Capital, provider of the UCITS Alternative Index has found its latest UCITS Alternative Index Industry Survey Q1 2012 that the majority of investor respondents are wi »

Giles Worthington, RiverCrest

RiverCrest Capital rolls out European Equity Alpha UCITS

Sun, 08/01/2012 - 19:09

RiverCrest Capital, the absolute return firm established by Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments last year, has launched its second offering with the »


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