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Strong Inflows for Tikehau IM in the first half of 2011

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 14:26

Tikehau IM, the Paris-based asset manager specialising in credit and fixed-income markets, has reported, as of 30 June, over EUR600m of assets under management, on the back of EUR300m inflows during the first half of 2011.  »

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Alternative UCITS down 1 per cent in June

Sun, 10/07/2011 - 12:17

Considering hedge funds themselves suffered losses in excess of 1 per cent in June, it is perhaps no surprise that alternative UCITS funds also failed to successfull »

George Cadbury, Director of Asset Management, Merchant Capital

Merchant Capital platform onboards Russia equity l/s UCITS

Sun, 10/07/2011 - 12:15

Merchant Capital this week announced the launch of a Russian equity l/s vehicle on its independent platform. »

Martin Cohen, co-chairman and co-CEO, Cohen & Steers

Morgan Stanley launches global real estate UCITS

Sun, 10/07/2011 - 12:13

Morgan Stanley this week announced the latest addition to FundLogic Alternatives Plc – the US bank’s Dublin-based UCITS umbrella structure. »


JP Morgan unveils global AR fund

Sun, 10/07/2011 - 12:09

After reporting in last week’s newsletter that JP Morgan Asset Management had launched a UCITS version of their Nippon Neutral Strategy - Japan Market Neutral (UC »

George Cadbury, Director of Asset Management for Merchant

Russian equity long/short strategy launches under Merchant Capital’s UCITS umbrella

Tue, 05/07/2011 - 13:32

Merchant Capital Ltd (Merchant), the asset management division of Merchant House Group Plc, has launched the Russian Phoenix UCITS Fund on its independent UCITS umbrella platform. The fund officially launched on 2nd June 2011 with SGD40 million of assets under management. »

John Lowry, chairman, ML Capital

Skyline Capital launches global EM l/s UCITS

Sun, 03/07/2011 - 19:13

Skyline Capital Management, the London-based hedge fund manager established last year by Geoff Bamber and Vernon West, announced this week that it was launching a global equity »

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French law firm highlights benefits under UCITS IV that can apply to French UCITS

Sun, 03/07/2011 - 19:09

Gide Loyrette Nouel, an international law firm established in Paris in 1920 and regarded as one of Europe&rsq »

Jean-Michel Loehr, chief of industry and government relations, RBC Dexia

Several European markets miss deadline to implement UCITS IV

Sun, 03/07/2011 - 19:06

According to research by RBC Dexia Investor Services, several European markets missed the deadline to implement the 1July UCITS IV Directive. »

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JP Morgan launches Japan market neutral UCITS

Sun, 03/07/2011 - 18:56

JP Morgan Asset Management has decided to launch a Japan Market Neutral (UCITS) Fund, based on the Nippon Neutral Strategy, »

Brendan Dolan, Co-President of PerTrac

PerTrac goes daily for UCITS and beyond

Thu, 30/06/2011 - 06:00

PerTrac has launched new releases of its analytics solutions, PerTrac Analytics 7.2 and PowerLink 1.2. The powerful, new versions handle all data frequency types including daily data for investment analysis, strategy comparison and fund benchmarking. »

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PARE incorporated into mainstream Luxembourg Pioneer Funds Umbrella.

Wed, 29/06/2011 - 06:00

Pioneer Investments is incorporating its UCITS III structure Pioneer Absolute Return Equity (PARE) into the mainstream Luxembourg Pioneer Funds Umbrella. »

John Lowry, Chairman of ML Capital

Skyline to launch global long/short emerging markets UCITS fund on MontLake Platform

Tue, 28/06/2011 - 16:00

ML Capital has announced that it will be launching its third new fund in as many months, the Skyline UCITS Fund, on the MontLake UCITS Platform. »

Margaret Harwood-Jones, Head of client segments – asset managers & alternative investments, BNP Paribas Securities Services

BNP Paribas Securities Services launches first UCITS IV master feeder solution

Mon, 27/06/2011 - 13:58

BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNP Paribas) has launched the first UCITS IV-compliant, master-feeder fund solution. Designed to help asset managers reach more end investors and achieve efficiencies, the solution also introduces the concept of a cost-free feeder – a new paradigm in fund distribution. 


Luke Ellis, CIO Multi-manager Division, Man Group

First Man-GLG combined multi-strategy UCITS launched

Sun, 26/06/2011 - 12:09

The CIO of Man Group’s Multi-Manager division, Luke Ellis (pictured), is to head up a new UCITS fund launched this week. »

Claude Kreme, chairman, EFAMA

Kremer appointed as President of EFAMA

Sun, 26/06/2011 - 12:04

Claude Kremer, former Chairman of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) was this week elected President »

Stephane Farouze, Global Head of Fund Derivatives, Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Banks and Sloane Robinson launch Asia-focused UCITS

Sun, 26/06/2011 - 12:02

After first reporting at the end of last year that Deutsche Bank was working with London-based Sloane Robinson to launch a UCITS version of the »

David Miller, partner, Cheviot Asset Management

Cheviot AM’s Miller says low risk UCITS are not what investors need

Sun, 26/06/2011 - 11:57

With the great and good of the global hedge fund community gathering at the annual Gaim International conference in Monaco this week, topics on everything from »

 Luke Ellis, chief investment officer of Multi-Manager division, Man Group

Man launches first multi-strategy UCITS fund combining AHL and GLG strategies

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 12:00

Man Group plc has successfully launched the Man GLG Multi-Strategy fund – the first combined UCITS fund to result from Man’s acquisition of GLG Partners, Inc. in 2010, which created the world’s largest independent alternative asset manager. »

Gavin Ralston, Global Head of Product, Schroders

Schroders’ GAIA platform reaches USD1billion

Sun, 19/06/2011 - 19:13

It has been a landmark week for Schroders. »

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Spanish investment boutique to launch global macro UCITS

Sun, 19/06/2011 - 19:11

Abante Asesores, a boutique investment house with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Valladolid is preparing to launch a »

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Aequam Capital launches multi-currency UCITS

Sun, 19/06/2011 - 19:10

Paris-based Aequam Capital, an independent quantitative fund manager established last year by Arnaud Chretien, has launched the Aequam Currencies Fund: a UCITS III-compliant systematic multi-curren »

Louis Zanolin, partner, Alix Capital

Total return swaps giving Newcits investors the jitters

Sun, 19/06/2011 - 19:08

Investors are getting worried about alternative UCITS funds using total return swaps according to a new quarterly survey conducted by Geneva-ba »

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Schroder GAIA platform hits USD1bn

Mon, 13/06/2011 - 16:00

Assets under management on Schroders' alternative UCITS platform, Schroder GAIA, have reached USD1.03bn, just 18 months since the platform was launched. This highlights investor appetite for a regulated and transparently operated UCITS compliant hedge fund platform that is managed by an investment house and provides access to a range of high quality hedge fund managers and investment strategies. »

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DB launches newcits with US CTA manager Millburn Ridgefield

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 17:42

Greenwich, Connecticut CTA manager, Millburn Ridgefield Corporation, founded in 1971, has chosen Deutsche Bank’s Platinum platform »

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UCITS Alternative Index Global falls 0.5 per cent in May

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 17:38

Fixed Income and Multi-Strategy were the only UCITS strategies that managed to generate positive returns in what proved to be a tricky month of May. »

Lang Wang Simond, Pictet

Pictet launches UCITS version of China equity l/s hedge fund

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 17:36

Geneva-based Pictet Asset Management, the Swiss investment manager with over USD418billion in asset under management and custody, this week launched a UCITS III-comp »

Amit Shabi, partner, Bernheim, Dreyfuss & Co

Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co launch M&A UCITS fund

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 17:33

Paris-based investment manager, Bernheim Dreyfus, ventured into the Newcits space last week by launching a UCITS III-compliant fund that will focus on mergers and acquisitions. »

George Cadbury, Director of Asset Management, Merchant Capital Limited

Merchant Capital expands platform with five new funds

Fri, 10/06/2011 - 06:00

Merchant Capital Limited, the financial services division of Merchant House Group plc, is set to launch five new funds on its Dublin-domiciled, UCITS III umbrella structure. »

Tom Brown, Head of Investment Management for the EMEA Region, KPMG

Co-domiciled hedge funds on the rise as non-UCITS onshore structures gain traction

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:57

 A survey report released today by RBC Dexia and KPMG predicts that hedge fund managers will continue to create EU-domiciled hedge funds to complement their Cayman Islands or other offshore offerings, but that the QIFs and SIFs were gaining popularity versus the UCITS framework.




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