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Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Sack of dollars

Morgan Stanley’s FundLogic Alternatives platform attracts USD300million in four months

Mon, 29/08/2011 - 11:40

It’s been a good four months for Morgan Stanley’s Dublin-based UCITS platform, FundLogic Alternatives. »

Phil Masterson, SEI

SEI introduces functionality tools for UCITS IV

Mon, 29/08/2011 - 11:38

Leading hedge fund administrator SEI this week launched a set of online tools to help managers meet new requirements under the UCITS IV Directive. »

Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

UCITS funds hit with net outflows of EUR29billion in June

Mon, 29/08/2011 - 11:36

June saw UCITS funds get hit with net outflows of EUR29billion over investor concerns of the continuing economic woes in Europe and the US according to the latest figures released by EFAMA. »

Victoria Nye, IMA

IMA publishes KIID guide

Mon, 29/08/2011 - 11:34

The Investment Management Association has published a guide for investors on the Key Investor Information Document (KIID) reported IFA Magazine this we »

Phil Masterson, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Development, Europe, for SEI’s Investment Manager Services division

SEI introduces functionality to support Ucits IV requirements

Mon, 22/08/2011 - 10:23

SEI has launched new tools designed to assist investment managers in meeting mandatory requirements under the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities IV (UCITS) Directive. SEI has developed an online solution to simplify the production and servicing of the required Key Investor Information Document (KIID), while also enhancing its portfolio compliance monitoring system to account for UCITS-specific investment restrictions. »

Matthäus Den Otter, CEO, SFA

Switzerland signs tax deal with Germany providing access for its alternative funds

Sun, 21/08/2011 - 12:23

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has approved a tax agreement between Switzerland and Germany that will give Swiss securities funds (SSFs) »


Morgan Stanley launches Healthcare UCITS fund

Sun, 21/08/2011 - 12:03

Morgan Stanley’s Dublin-based UCITS umbrella, FundLogic Alternatives Plc, has added another new fund to its stable. »

Mario Gabelli, chairman, GAMCO

GAM offers UCITS version of 25-year old GAMCO US Equity fund

Sun, 21/08/2011 - 11:58

GAM has given UK retail investors the opportunity to invest in its USD55million GAM GAMCO US Equity fund, wh »

Closed sign

Castlestone shutters listed funds business

Sun, 14/08/2011 - 15:22

Castlestone has taken the decision to shutter its listed funds business which consists of four Dublin-domiciled UCITS funds following a 9 August meeting held by company directors. »

Howard Colvin, Rudolf Wolff

Rudolf Wolff looking to sell its Lux SICAV

Sun, 14/08/2011 - 15:20

London-based fund manager Rudolf Wolff, a long-standing name in the City thanks to its eponymous founder being one of the founders of the London Metal Exchange in 1877, is looking for a buye »

John Stopford, Investec Asset Management

Investec launches global defensive bond UCITS

Sun, 14/08/2011 - 15:13

Investec Asset Management is to launch a global defensive bond UCITS for the firm’s co-head of fixed income, John Stop »

Flat graph

UCITS make negligible gains for July

Sat, 06/08/2011 - 11:04

July proved to be another challenging month for UCITS funds, with the UCITS Alternative Index Global recording an incremental gain of 0.08 per cent. »

Number six

FMG launches ‘Rising 6’ UCITS

Sat, 06/08/2011 - 11:03

Emerging markets specialist Fund Management Group (FMG) has launched a UCITS-compliant version of the Rising 6 Fund, designed to provide investors with exposure to China, Russia, Brazil, Ind »

Liontrust AM acquires four Irish UCITS in planned take over

Liontrust AM acquires four Irish UCITS in planned take over

Sat, 06/08/2011 - 10:57

Liontrust Asset Management, an LSE-listed company with USD1.3billion in AUM, is taking on O »

Lawrence Staden, managing director, GLC

Goldman Sachs launches dedicated UCITS platform to third party managers

Sun, 31/07/2011 - 10:40

Goldman Sachs is about to take on the market leaders in the UCITS platform space – namely BAML with its dedicated »

Hedrik Leber, CEO, ACATIS Investment

Next Generation launches UCITS Boutique Select Venture

Sun, 31/07/2011 - 10:33

Luxembourg’s Next Generation Absolute Return has taken the bull by the horns by deciding to launch a specialized UCITS investment management business: < »

Marina Lewin, managing director, BNY Mellon AIS

BNY Mellon named largest UCITS administrator

Sun, 31/07/2011 - 10:30

BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services, long regarded as one of the industry’s leading hedge fund service providers, has had its reputation in the alternatives space further streng »

Two fingers

HedgePole introduces two UCITS indices to the market

Sun, 31/07/2011 - 10:25

Swiss hedge fund service provider, HedgePole, has launched two UCITS indices, reported FINalternatives this week. »

a broom

Asset managers, private equity firms and hedge funds to see sweeping changes to pay, says PwC

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 12:00

Buried in the recent consultation paper on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) are stringent rules on pay that will have far reaching consequences for the asset management industry, say experts at PwC. »

Michael Sanders, CEO, Alceda

Alceda rolls out two new UCITS funds

Sun, 24/07/2011 - 13:40

Two new funds from US and UK fund managers are being launched on Alceda Fund Management’s platform the firm announced this week. »

Statue of Liberty

New York’s 360 Global Capital joins the UCITS party

Sun, 24/07/2011 - 13:38

360 Global Capital, a New York-based hedge fund advisor has launched an onshore UCITS version of its equity l/s fund reported HFMWeek this week. »

John Lowry, co-founder and chairman, ML Capital

79% of UCITS investors looking for event-driven strategies says ML Capital

Sun, 24/07/2011 - 13:36

In its latest UCITS Barometer survey, Malta-based ML Capital has found that merger arbitrage is the strategy most favoured by alternative UCITS investors, with 79 per cent planning to increa »

Bill Vasilieff, chief executive, Novia

Business as usual for Castlestone as it cooperates with FSA

Sun, 24/07/2011 - 13:33

Castlestone Management “continues to operate as normal” despite having the FSA descend on its offices i »

John Lowry, Co-Founder and Chairman of ML Capital

UCITS investors seeking event-driven strategies

Wed, 20/07/2011 - 10:00

Merger arbitrage emerged as the strategy most in demand with alternative UCITS investors, with 79 per cent of all respondents planning to increase or maintain their exposure in the coming quarter, according to ML Capital's latest survey of the growing sector.


Pierre Lagrange, partner and co-founder, GLG Partners

GLG launches UCITS version of flagship European equity l/s fund

Sun, 17/07/2011 - 19:55

GLG Partners, now part of Man Group Plc, this week announced the launch of their 10th UCITS fund since July ‘09. »

Bernard Delbecque, Director of Economics & Research, EFAMA

UCITS enjoy solid net inflows for May says EFAMA

Sun, 17/07/2011 - 19:53

UCITS attracted nearly EUR23billion in net sales for May, up slightly from EUR21billion in April. »

Francois Bonnin, CEO and founding partner, John Locke Investments

Paris fund manager John Locke launches CTA UCITS

Sun, 17/07/2011 - 19:46

John Locke Investments, the independent CTA operating out of Fountainebleau, this week announced the launch of an onsho »

Information sign

Fitch warns of AR funds being potentially mis-sold to investors

Sun, 17/07/2011 - 19:43

Ratings agency Fitch has issued a two-pronged attack on European Absolute Return funds, branding them “prone to performance disappointment” and al »

François Bonnin, CEO and Founding Partner of John Locke Investments

John Locke Investments launches Ucits vehicle replicating its managed futures strategy

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 17:18

John Locke Investments, a Paris based commodity trading advisor (CTA) has independently launched its first UCITS compliant Fund. The Cyril Systematic Fund provides investors with access to the firm’s flagship Cyril Systematic Program under the Ucits umbrella. The Fund was recently approved by the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers), has almost EUR30million in assets under management and will provide daily liquidity to its investor base. »

Pierre Lagrange, partner and co-founder of GLG

GLG launches UCITS version of flagship European long-short strategy

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 12:00

Man Group's GLG Partners is to launch the GLG European Equity Alternative (the fund), a UCITS version of its successful GLG European long-short strategy. »



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