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First Irish UCITS merger approved under UCITS IV

Sun, 13/11/2011 - 19:35

The first merger of an Irish authorised Ucits has been approved under the new merger regime for Ucits as set out in the UCITS IV directive reported law firm Dillon Eustace’s Financial Serv »

American Centure, CIO, David Hollond

American Century launches US growth equity fund

Sun, 13/11/2011 - 19:32

American Century Investments has launched a US growth equity fund for the firm’s CIO, David Hollond (pictured) reported Citywire Global this week. »

Edouard Carmignac, Carmignac Gestion

Carmignac voices concerns over proposed changes by MiFID II to UCITS guidelines

Sun, 13/11/2011 - 19:09

Earlier this week Edouard Carmignac, who runs Europe’s largest fund – the EUR24 billion Carmignac Patrimoine – along with colleag »

Craig Wallis, Global Head of Institutional & Fund Distribution, GAM

GAM adds to UCITS offering with cat bond fund launch

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 12:01

GAM has launched the GAM Star Cat Bond, a UCITS-compliant fund that aims to deliver stable and very attractive cash plus returns that are not impacted by the volatility and performance of more traditional equity and fixed income instruments. »

Terry Smith, CEO, Fundsmith

Fundsmith launches first UCITS IV feeder fund

Sun, 06/11/2011 - 19:43

Fundsmith has become the first UK fund management company to launch a regulated Lux-based SICAV under the new UCITS IV directive. »

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Neptune selects SunGard’s APT to help it meet UCITS IV regulatory requirements

Sun, 06/11/2011 - 19:41

UK-based Neptune Investment Management, an independent boutique established in 2002 and which currently runs over GBP7billion in assets, has selected SunGard’s APT, a leading risk mana »

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US growth specialist Turner Investments to launch two Ucits

Sun, 06/11/2011 - 19:38

Pennsylvania-based growth specialist Turner Investments is to introduce two Ucits funds into Europe reported Citywire Global this week. »

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UCITS funds gain 1.81 per cent in October

Sun, 06/11/2011 - 19:36

Emerging Markets UCITS were the big winners in October as some semblance of confidence returned to the markets, gaining »

Rob Williams, Chief Sales and Marketing officer, SIG

Skandia Investment Group (SIG) launches UCITS managed futures fund

Fri, 04/11/2011 - 06:00

Skandia Investment Group is offering UK retail investors the ability to complement their investments in bonds and equities - by launching the Skandia Global Futures Fund. »

Paul Kneen, Managing Director of Abacus Financial Services Limited,

Abacus acquires Portal Fund Administration Limited

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 10:00

Fund and fiduciary services specialist, Abacus, has acquired Isle of Man-based fund administrators, Portal Fund Administration Limited. »

Dan Mannix, RWC Partners

RWC to convert Pilgrim hedge fund into Ucits format

Sun, 30/10/2011 - 10:46

London-based RWC Partners is converting its UK Pilgrim hedge fund into a UCITS structure in order to compete with the likes of BlackRock’s UK Absolute Alpha fund in the retail space re »

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Fund manager grasps the nettle by receiving FSA authorisation for UCITS IV fund

Sun, 30/10/2011 - 10:29

Edinburgh-based Nettle Capital Management LLP has become one of the first managers to receive FSA authorisation for a UCITS IV fund. »

John Lowry, co-founder and chairman of ML Capital

CTAs and Global Macro Ucits favoured by investors

Sun, 30/10/2011 - 10:26

In its latest quarterly UCITS survey, ML Capital reported that investors very much favour CTAs and Global Macro strategies. »

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HSBC launches Renminbi fixed income Ucits

Sun, 30/10/2011 - 10:22

A new addition to HSBC Global Asset Management’s Lux-based Global Investment Funds SICAV was announced this week. »

John Lowry, co-founder and chairman, ML Capital

ML Capital publishes 4th edition of quarterly ML Alternative UCITS Barometer

Wed, 26/10/2011 - 13:18

ML Capital Asset Management, the investment manager and promoter of the MontLake UCITS platform, has published the 4th edition of the quarterly ML Alternative UCITS Barometer (ML Barometer). »

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Prim’Finance launches Prim Commodities

Tue, 25/10/2011 - 14:00

French asset management company Prim’Finance, has launched a new UCITs III commodities fund, which invests only in the energy, base metals and precious metals sectors. »

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

UCITS investors seeking CTA strategies

Tue, 25/10/2011 - 12:00

In its latest survey on the growing market for Alternative UCITS, ML Capital observed a dramatic increase in demand for CTAs, which is at an all-time high, with 57% of respondents committed to the sector. »

Eduoard Viellefond, deputy secretary-general, AMF

French regulator supports beefing up of Ucits risk management rules

Sun, 23/10/2011 - 19:20

French regulator, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), has come out in support of the European Commission’s intention to strengthen risk management rules for Ucits to l »

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Threadneedle launches US contrarian equity Ucits

Sun, 23/10/2011 - 19:13

Threadneedle this week announced the launch of a US equity Ucits which aims to profit from prevailing market pessimism by targeting the country’s most attracti »

Ben Wallace, Henderson Global Investors

Henderson decides to soft close two Ucits

Sun, 23/10/2011 - 18:45

Henderson Global Investors is to soft close two of its Ucits effective from 30 November 2011 having almost reached capacity. »

Richard Green, deputy managing director, Neptune Investment Management

Neptune IM dips its toe into Ucits ocean with long/short sector fund

Sun, 23/10/2011 - 18:32

Neptune Investment Management is to launch the Neptune Global Long/Short Sector Fund on 1 November 2011 reported Hedgeweek, as the firm looks to leverage its sector research to full p »

Richard Green, Deputy Managing Director, Neptune

Neptune launches innovative Global Long/Short Sector Fund in the UK

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 17:00

Neptune Investment Management is to launch the Neptune Global Long/Short Sector Fund on 1 November 2011. »

Eric Bertrand, director, Schroders New Finance Capital

Schroder GAIA benefits from inflows to CQS Ucits fund

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 21:07

Schroders has received a boost from strong inflows into the credit fund managed by CQS, which sits on its Ucits platform, GAIA, at a tim »

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ESMA releases guidance on cross-bordering of Ucits

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 21:01

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on Thursday 13 October released its guidance on cross-border operations between Member States and the role of master/feeder funds. »

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Ucits numbers grew 6 per cent in Q3 says Alix Capital

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 20:59

CTA/Managed Futures was the only Ucits strategy to deliver positive returns in Q3 wrote Alix Capital this week in its latest report on alternative Ucits, returning +1.60 per cent to investors. »

Margaret Harwood-Jones, BNP Securities Services’ Head of client segments – asset managers & alternatives

BNP Paribas Securities Services wins KIID mandate from Duemme International

Sat, 15/10/2011 - 20:44

BNP Paribas Securities Services announced this week news that it had won a new mandate from Duemme International Luxembourg, the asset management arm of Banca »

Oliver Prock, CEO and CIO at Salus Alpha Capital

PDL International launches new range of UCITS hedge fund products

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 12:17

PDL International, a global provider of alternative investment services, has announced the UK launch of an innovative range of UCITS-compliant hedge funds. »

Luigi Amato, partner, Naisscent Capital

Alternative Ucits funds top 1,000 in number

Sun, 09/10/2011 - 11:48

A survey released by Naisscent Capital, a Swiss FoF manager, has found that the number of alternative Ucits funds available to investors has exceeded 1,000 reported Financial News thi »

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DMS Management appointed director to Monsoon Ucits

Sun, 09/10/2011 - 11:38

DMS Management (Ireland) Limited, one of the hedge fund industry’s largest fund governance firms, has been appointed as director to the Monsoon Asia Pacific Systematic Fund (MAPS), a D »

Samir Mehta, J O Hanbro Capital Management

J O Hambro launches two Asian equity Ucits

Sun, 09/10/2011 - 11:31

Following the recent acquisition of Singapore-based Silver Metis Capital Management, J O Hambro Capital Management has decided to launch two Asia-focused Ucit »



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