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Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Weekly UCITS News (Friday)
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Alternative Ucits funds fall 1.33 per cent in September

Sun, 09/10/2011 - 11:22

Alternative Ucits funds recorded more losses last month with the UCITS Alternative Index Global shedding another 1.33 per cent to leave it down 3.85 per cent for the year. »

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Monsoon Global Funds launches UCITS IV compliant fund with DMS Ireland

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 11:39

DMS Management (Ireland) Limited (DMS) has been appointed as director to the Monsoon Asia-Pacific Systematic Fund (MAPS), a Dublin-based UCITS IV fund with daily liquidity. »

Vernon Barback, president and chief operating officer,  GlobeOp

GlobeOp expands Dublin office

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 10:00

GlobeOp Financial Services is relocating and expanding its current Dublin office to serve increased demand from funds based in or extending into Europe. »

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Luxembourg Investment Solutions partners with Butterfield Fulcrum

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 06:00

Independent fund services provider Butterfield Fulcrum, and Luxembourg Investment Solutions SA (LIS), a regulated (UCITS-licensed) management company, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to provide a complete suite of management company and fund administration services in Luxembourg. »

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GAM launches UCITS fund to target ASEAN growth

Sun, 02/10/2011 - 11:08

GAM this week announced the launch of a UCITS equity fund that will seek to tap into the economic potential of Asia’s ASEAN markets: namely Singapore, Malaysia »

Robert Lloyd George, founder, Lloyd George Management

Lloyd George to offer UCITS version of frontier markets fund

Sun, 02/10/2011 - 11:05

Lloyd George Management, a boutique London-based investment firm established by the eponymous Robert Lloyd »

Jamie Carter, portfolio manager, SW Mitchell Capital

SW Mitchell Capital close to soft closing new UCITS fund

Sun, 02/10/2011 - 10:54

SW Mitchell Capital, the USD2billion London-based European equities specialist is planning to soft close the »

Laurent Seyer, CEO of Lyxor

Lyxor launches its first single UCITS hedge fund with Old Mutual and expands its UCITS Alternative Platform

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 12:00

Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) to launch the first single hedge fund manager on its UCITS Lyxor Dimension Platform. The Lyxor/Old Mutual Global Statistical Arbitrage Strategy Index Fund offers exposure to a pure alpha strategy managed by Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) »

Caroline Gibbs, Principal of Bovill,

Bovill outlines updates to AIFMD

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 13:39

Last week Hedgeweek attended an update on the AIFMD hosted by Bovill, the financial services regulatory consultants, following ESMA’s second consultation into the implementation of the Directive. ESMA’s first consultation paper closed 13 September. Its final advice on the back of these two consultations will be delivered to the European Commission on 16 November 2011. »

Marc Saluzzi, Chairman of ALFI

ALFI defines ambition for Luxembourg fund centre

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 11:00

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has set out its ambition for the Luxembourg Fund Centre to be a global centre of excellence for the asset management industry, thereby creating opportunities for investors, fund professionals and the global community as a whole.   »

Harry Kat, Aquila Capital

Aquila Capital UCITS CTA gains 10 per cent in August

Sun, 25/09/2011 - 16:47

Hamburg-based Aquila Capital have already seen some impressive results for the UCITS CTA fund they launched in May. »

Julie Patterson, IMA

IMA questions ESMA’s rationale for singling out UCITS ETFs and Structured UCITS

Sun, 25/09/2011 - 16:40

The IMA this week responded to ESMA’s paper on guidelines for UCITS ETFs and Structured UCITS, in which they propose applying greater regulation, by quest »

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JPMAM launches Emerging Markets Multi-Asset fund

Sun, 25/09/2011 - 16:34

JP Morgan Asset Management this week rolled out an Emerging Markets Multi-Asset fund to invest primarily in debt and equity instruments »

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Schroders appoints new hedge fund manager

Sun, 25/09/2011 - 16:31

Schroders has made its head of institutional business, Miles O’Connor, the new CEO of NewFinance Capital, the firm’s USD4.5billion hedge fund division, reported Financial »

Angus Woolhouse, CEO, Matrix Asset Management

Matrix launches Cantab quant UCITS fund

Sun, 18/09/2011 - 13:59

The fourth fund on Matrix’s UCITS platform was launched this week: the Cantab Quantitative UCITS Fund, a systematic global macro fund. »

Louis Gargour, CIO, LNG Capital

LNG Capital preparing to launch credit l/s UCITS

Sun, 18/09/2011 - 13:57

London-based LNG Capital is preparing to launch a UCITS-compliant version of its flagship LNG Europa Credit Fund reported HFMWeek this week. »

Trinity College, Dublin

OMAM prepares to launch Dublin-domiciled equity UCITS

Sun, 18/09/2011 - 13:52

Old Mutual Asset Managers is preparing to launch a new UCITS fund for manager Simon Murphy in the fourth quarter this year, subject to regulatory approval. »

Christopher Traulsen, Morningstar

Morningstar’s decision to drop ‘Absolute Return’ in UCITS classification system welcomed by advisers

Sun, 18/09/2011 - 13:49

Fund information provider Morningstar has dropped its use of ‘Absolute Return’ to classify UCITS funds available in Europe and Asia and replaced it with 18 new classifications re »

Manuel Arrive, Senior Director, Fitch Rating

Credit "Newcits" widely available, but not always suitable, says Fitch

Fri, 16/09/2011 - 16:00

Fitch Ratings said in a recent report that uncertain market liquidity or the inability to fully deploy leverage may make some credit hedge fund-like strategies less than compatible with a UCITS structure. The agency says many credit hedge fund strategies are now largely available in a UCITS format (commonly referred to as NewCits).   »

Roman Rosslenbroich, CEO and founder of Aquila Capital

Aquila Capital launches liquid futures fund that offers daily liquidity

Fri, 16/09/2011 - 13:56

Aquila Capital has launched a new, UCITS compliant CTA fund to the UK market. The AC Spectrum Fund is a liquid futures fund and is one of the first of its kind to offer daily rather than weekly liquidity. »

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UCITS fall 1.8 per cent in August

Sun, 11/09/2011 - 10:58

Major market dislocations in August, as investors pulled risk firmly off the table by dumping equity positions on the back of ongoing economic woes, meant that UCITS »

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AXA IM unveils Europe short duration bond UCITS

Sun, 11/09/2011 - 10:56

AXA Investment Managers has added to its family of bond funds by launching a Europe-focused short duration bond fund. »

Eric Personne, head of EMEA Fund Solutions, BAML

BAML announces three more UCITS on MLIS platform

Sun, 11/09/2011 - 10:46

Bank of America Merrill Lynch this week announced the launch of three new funds on its award-winning MLIS platform. »

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Wine fund with a real estate twist launched by UFG-LFP

Sun, 11/09/2011 - 10:35

Paris-based multi-specialist asset manager UFG-LFP has added some flavour to the UCITS space by launching a fund combining wine with real estate reported Citywire Global this week. »

Pierre Servant, chief executive officer of Natixis Global Asset Management

Natixis Global Asset Management acquires Darius Capital Partners

Wed, 07/09/2011 - 06:00

Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) has acquired a controlling interest in Darius Capital Partners. »

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Irish UCITs moved to ‘restricted investments’ status by Chilean regulator

Sun, 04/09/2011 - 09:49

US law firm Dechert LLP released a note today on news that the Chilean Pensions Regulator, Comision Clasificadora de Riesgo (CCR), has decided to disapprove Irish-domiciled UCITS for »

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RiverCrest Capital gets two fund teams up-and-running

Sun, 04/09/2011 - 09:45

London-based RiverCrest Capital, a recently established absolute return-focused investment manager, has signed its first two teams with plans to launch funds »

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RPM launches multi-strategy UCITS fund

Sun, 04/09/2011 - 09:41

Stockholm-based RPM Risk & Portfolio Management AB, who specialize in running CTA and global macro strategies, have received approval from Luxembourg&rsqu »

Manuel Arrive, senior director, Fitch

European AR funds fail to provide downside risk says Fitch

Sun, 04/09/2011 - 09:35

Amidst the turbulence of recent market conditions, European absolute return funds and multi-asset flexible funds failed to consistently perform and provide sufficient protection against downside ri »

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Irish Domiciled UCITS moved to restricted investments status by Chilean regulator

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 15:00

Irish domiciled UCITS funds have been disapproved for general investment by the Chilean Pensions Regulator, Comisión Clasificadora de Riesgo (the CCR). »

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