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Sir John Beckwith, RiverCrest Capital

RiverCrest Capital launches European Equity Alpha Fund

Wed, 04/01/2012 - 16:00

RiverCrest Capital, the absolute return fund management business established by Sir John Beckwith’s (pictured) Pacific Investments in 2011, has rolled out its second offering with the launch of the European Equity Alpha Fund. »

Michael Sanders, chief executive, Alceda Fund Management

UCITS IV will enhance Luxembourg’s reputation says Alceda Fund Management chief executive

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 12:59

The development of the UCITS framework and this year’s introduction of UCITS IV, which came into effect on July 1, will serve to enhance Luxembourg’s position as Europe’s largest »

Dik van Lomwel, Head of Neuberger Berman Europe

Neuberger Berman launches short duration high yield bond UCITS

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 12:55

Neuberger Berman has decided to launch a short duration high yield bond UCITS reported Citywire Global this week »


Commodity UCITS the only bright spot in 2011

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 12:47

As we look back on what can best be described as an eventful 2011, which strategies have managed to fare the best? »

Crystal ball

Global macro ‘newcits’ expected to be best performers in 2012

Fri, 23/12/2011 - 12:44

Investors who allocate into alternative UCITS funds – or ‘newcits’ – expect global macro strategies to be the best performers in 2012 ac »

Helder Soares, Claritas Administração de Recursos

Morgan Stanley launches Brazil equity l/s market neutral UCITS

Sun, 18/12/2011 - 17:23

Morgan Stanley this week announced the launch of its latest UCITS fund on the bank’s FundLogic Alternatives Plc platform in tandem with Claritas Ad »

Bernard Delbecque, director of economics and research, EFAMA

UCITS suffer EUR30billion net outflows in October says EFAMA

Sun, 18/12/2011 - 17:19

According to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest fact sheet on the UCITS fund industry, net sales for UCITS were a distinctly mixed bag for October. »

Fred Sgae, managing partners, Decision Analytics

AlphaMetrix teams up with provider of Next Generation UCITS platform

Sun, 18/12/2011 - 17:17

AlphaMetrix LLC, the Chicago-based founder and operator of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace hedge fund platform, has »

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FINMA asks for information specific to Swiss investors to be included in KIID

Sun, 18/12/2011 - 17:14

A requirement for all UCITS registered for sale in Switzerland to include information specific to Switzerland in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID) ha »

Fred Sage, Managing Partner of Decision Analytics.

AlphaMetrix teams up with Decision Analytics to launch next generation UCITS fund family

Fri, 16/12/2011 - 15:00

AlphaMetrix LLC, founder and operator of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace hedge fund platform, has entered into a strategic partnership with Decision Analytics Advisory Partners AG, the Swiss-based founder and operator of the Next Generation UCITS platform. »

Sean Peche, Director of BlueAlpha

Walkers complete first Jersey fund migration to Ireland

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 06:00

Walkers have completed the first redomiciliation of a Jersey investment fund into Ireland. The fund, BlueAlpha Global Equity Fund plc (BlueAlpha), successfully migrated and has been authorised in Ireland as a UCITS fund. Apex Fund Services (Ireland) Limited is BlueAlpha’s new administrator, with BNP Paribas Securities Services Dublin Branch acting as custodian. »

Steve Smit, head of State Street’s Global Services and Global Markets businesses in the UK, Middle East and Africa

Fundsmith LLP appoints State Street to service new SICAV

Sun, 11/12/2011 - 17:42

Fundsmith LLP, the London-based fund management company established by Terry Smith in 2010, has appointed State Street »

Down arrow on grapj

UCITS funds post -1.3 per cent returns for November, down nearly 4 per cent YTD

Sun, 11/12/2011 - 17:38

The UCITS Alternative Index Global suffered its third month of losses in the last four months as fund managers running onshore versions of their hedge fund strategies failed to avoid the mar »

Alasatir Mundy, Investec

Investec AM to launch global equity contrarian UCITS

Sun, 11/12/2011 - 17:35

Investec Asset Management is planning to launch a UCITS-compliant global equity contrarian fund »

Simon Brazier, head of UK equities, Threadneedle

Threadneedle launches SICAV UK Equities fund

Sun, 11/12/2011 - 17:31

Simon Brazier (pictured), Threadneedle Investments’ Head of UK Equities, has commenced managing »

Andrea Nannini, portfolio manager, HSBC GIF Frontier Markets Fund

HSBC GAM launches GIF Frontier Markets UCITS fund

Sun, 04/12/2011 - 18:50

HSBC Global Asset Management this week launched the latest in its range of Global Investment Funds – HSBC GIF Frontier Markets Fund. »

Leon Cooperman, chairman and CEO, Omega Advisors

Deutsche Bank teams up with Omega Advisors to launch UCITS

Sun, 04/12/2011 - 18:44

Deutsche Bank has teamed up with Omega Advisors to launch a new fund in December on its dbalternatives UCITS platform (which also supports managed accounts an »

Hervé Guinamant, president and CEO, Natixis Global Associates International

Natixis Global Associates rolls out US-focused fund for UK investors

Sun, 04/12/2011 - 18:39

Natixis Global Associates, the fund distribution arm of Natixis Global Asset Management, this week announced the launch of the Harris Associates Concentrated US Value Fund. »

Report and magnifying glass

Regulated alternative fund growth driven by volatility and evolving investor needs, says SEI

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 10:00

Global financial crises and continued market volatility have transformed attitudes toward investing. As managers respond to the evolving needs of investors and their advisors, previously segregated products and segments are converging, according to a new paper from SEI. »

Leon Cooperman, Chairman and CEO of Omega

Deutsche Bank and Omega Advisors launch UCITS fund

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 13:04

Deutsche Bank and Omega Advisors are to launch a UCITS compliant DB Platinum Omega fund on Deutsche Bank’s UCITS platform in December 2011. The fund will be managed by hedge fund veteran Leon Cooperman (pictured), Chairman and CEO of Omega. »

Map of Asia

Pictet Asset Management launches Asia ex-Japan equity l/s Ucits

Sun, 27/11/2011 - 16:32

Pictet Asset Management, the asset management and fund distribution arm of Swiss private bank, Pictet & Cie, one of the country’s oldest largest private banks, announced this week »

John Lowry, chairman, ML Capital

ML Capital’s MontLake platform inks distribution agreement with Acolin Fund Services

Sun, 27/11/2011 - 16:23

Managers sitting on ML Capital’s MontLake platform are about to gain exposure to hundreds of banking groups across the German and Swiss markets. »

Marc Saluzzi, chairman, ALFI

AIFMD could see more funds re-domiciling in Europe but Asia and Middle East potential offshore centres for AIFs

Sun, 27/11/2011 - 16:20

Asia and the Middle East could potentially become major offshore centres for alternative investment funds according to a report published by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry ( »

Mark Kiesel, PIMCO

PIMCO adds credit UCITS to GIS fund range

Sun, 20/11/2011 - 11:24

PIMCO, the global investment management behemoth, has added a new fund to its UCITS-compliant Global Investor Series (GIS) fund range. »

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Glendevon King launches Nordic currency class to Global Bond Fund II Ucits

Sun, 20/11/2011 - 11:19

Glendevon King Asset Management, the independent fixed income boutique based in London, Guernsey and Luxembourg, announced this week the launch of a Norwegian Krone class (NOK) in its new Gl »

Man with a megaphone

SYZ & CO launches OYSTER Global High Yield SICAV

Sun, 20/11/2011 - 11:17

Swiss banking group SYZ & CO announced this week the launch of a new sub-fund, OYSTER Global High Yield, which, as its name suggests, will invest in high yield fixed income investments. »

Mario Gabelli, Gabelli Asset Management

Gabelli Funds LLC rolls out merger arbitrage Ucits for non-US investors

Sun, 20/11/2011 - 11:14

GAMCO Investors Inc announced that its advisory subsidiary, Gabelli Funds L »

Mark Kiesel, a managing director and global head of corporate bond portfolio management. PIMCO

PIMCO launches GIS Credit Absolute Return Fund

Tue, 15/11/2011 - 06:00

PIMCO has launched the PIMCO GIS Credit Absolute Return Fund for investors seeking a global, diversified strategy that is focused on absolute return and not constrained by a benchmark. The PIMCO GIS Credit Absolute Return Fund, which has a “go-anywhere” investment style and can employ a wide range of investments, is managed by Mark Kiesel (pictured), a managing director and global head of corporate bond portfolio management. »

Paul Nunan, managing director of Capita Financial Administrators (Ireland) Ltd

Capita to administrate new Irish funds for Odey Asset Management

Mon, 14/11/2011 - 12:11

Odey Asset Management LLP has launched the Odey Investments plc UCITS umbrella, domiciled in Ireland. The Odey Odyssey Fund, managed by Tim Bond and with USD82.3 million of assets, is one of the first UCITS funds to be authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland under the UCITS IV directive. »

Tim Woolley, chief executive, Polar Capital

Polar Capital to launch North America Ucits fund

Sun, 13/11/2011 - 19:38

London-based investment manager, Polar Capital, founded in 2001 and running USD3.9billion as at end-September 2011, has announced plans to launch a new Dublin »

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