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Jamie Arguello, Barclays Wealth

Barclays Wealth launches US multi-manager fund

Sun, 05/06/2011 - 16:10

Barclays Wealth Investment Management has decided to launch a US equity multi-manager UCITS fund reported Citywire Global this week. »


GAM replaces Frontier Opps fund with equity l/s strategy

Sun, 05/06/2011 - 16:04

GAM’s Frontier Opportunities fund, managed by Sean Taylor, has closed with investor capital transferred to a new UCITS fund that can use both long and short po »

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AllianceBernstein launches Asian RMB bond UCITS

Sun, 05/06/2011 - 16:02

AllianceBernstein has taken a big step forward by launching a UCITS fund that invests in RMB bonds issued outside of China, and other Asian bonds excluding Japan. »

Harry Talbot Rice, Sarasin

Sarasin adds ethical UCITS to EquiSar family

Sun, 05/06/2011 - 15:56

Sarasin & Partners has rolled out an ethical fund to join the firm’s EquiSar OEIC fund suite – the EquiSar Socially Responsible fund – w »

George Cadbury, Merchant Capital

Merchant Capital to advise Ignis Global Funds SICAV

Mon, 30/05/2011 - 17:00

London-based Merchant Capital, the asset management division of Merchant House Group Plc, has announced this week an ongoing advisory relationship with < »

Pierre Lagrange, co-founder, GLG Capital Partners

GLG launches global sustainability newcits

Mon, 30/05/2011 - 16:57

GLG Partners, now a subsidiary of Man Group Plc, announced this week it had launched a new UCITS III-complian »

Peter de Proft, director general, EFAMA

EFAMA defends role of ETFs

Mon, 30/05/2011 - 16:55

EFAMA this week defended Exchange-Traded Funds in a reply to the G20’ »

Douglas Helfer, HSBC

HSBC first to launch CIVETS fund

Mon, 30/05/2011 - 16:52

HSBC Global Asset Management this week became the first firm to launch a CIVETS fund. »

Peter L Ravn, chief executive officer at SimCorp

SimCorp releases guide to global compliance and regulation standards

Mon, 30/05/2011 - 12:00

SimCorp has released a guide for investment managers to global compliance and regulations standards. With the imposition of new and updated standards such as IFRS9, Solvency II, UCITS IV and AIFMD proceeding in Europe, along with the Dodd-Frank Act in the USA, firms must ensure they are fully prepared for regulatory changes and new mandates governing the industry. »

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Castlestone prepares precious metals UCITS launch

Sun, 22/05/2011 - 13:30

Ahead of the proposed launch of Castlestone Management’s Aliquot Precious Metals UCITS fund on May 31, the firm’s CEO Angus Murray has been expounding the virtues of holdi »

John Lowry, Chairman, ML Capital

Para Advisors to launch onshore version of flagship strategy

Sun, 22/05/2011 - 13:27

ML Capital are certainly busy right now. »

Peter de Proft, Director General, EFAMA

EFAMA calls for ‘newcits’ moniker to be dropped

Sun, 22/05/2011 - 13:24

EFAMA released a report on the evolving investment strategies of UCITS this week as the popularity in “newcits” – UCITS funds that employ hedge-like strategies to achieve ab »

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Babson Capital Europe hires high yield specialist ahead of high yield UCITS launch

Sun, 22/05/2011 - 13:21

Babson Capital Europe, the credit specialist investment firm, has hired high yield specialist Kam Tugnait reported Creditflux this week. »

John Lowry, Chairman of ML Capital

Para Advisors to launch a UCITS III compliant fund on the MontLake UCITS Platform

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 06:00

Para Advisors LLC a New York based event driven fund manager with a current AUM of USD350 million, will shortly launch the Para International UCITS Fund on the MontLake UCITS Platform.  »

Jamie Carter, investment manager and partner at SWMC

SWMC to launch first Ucits fund

Mon, 16/05/2011 - 16:00

SW Mitchell Capital LLP (SWMC) is launching a new fund under its recently established UCITS Irish umbrella, SW Mitchell Capital plc, subject to final approval from the Central Bank of Ireland. »

John Lowry, chairman, ML Capital

DUNN Capital to launch UCITS on ML Capital’s MontLake Platform

Sun, 15/05/2011 - 16:29

DUNN Capital Management, the systematic quant-based CTA founded in 1974 by Dr. »

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Morgan Stanley continues to Ascend into newcits firmament

Sun, 15/05/2011 - 16:25

Hot on the heels of Sandler O’Neill Asset Management, who joined Morgan Stanley’s FundLogic Alternatives platform last month, the US banking giant this week announced the additio »

Fred Sage, managing partner, Decision Analytics

Next Generation rolls out insurance-focused fund

Sun, 15/05/2011 - 16:19

Swiss-based Decision Analytics Advisory Partners AG, creators of the Next Generation Absolute Return UCITS vehicle, has launched the Secquaero ILS UCITS fund reporte »

Jamie Carter, invesment manager and partner, SW Mitchell

SW Mitchell to launch equity l/s UCITS

Sun, 15/05/2011 - 16:13

London-based SW Mitchell, which manages USD2billion of European equity assets in both long-only and long/short strategies, is scheduled to launch an alternati »

Kenneth J Heinz, President of Hedge fund Research

HFR launches daily performance database

Thu, 12/05/2011 - 13:44

HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc) has launched the industry’s first daily hedge fund performance database, allowing investors to access data on a rapidly growing universe of hedge funds which provide investors with daily performance figures. »

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SEB platform hosts Vertex Evolution UCITS fund

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 16:00

Vertex Capital Management Ltd, the London-based investment advisory firm, has launched a new UCITS fund via the SEB Prime Solutions UCITS platform. »

John Lowry, Chairman of ML Capital

DUNN Capital Management, LLC to launch a UCITS III compliant fund on ML Capital's MontLake UCITS Platform

Tue, 10/05/2011 - 10:00

Commodity trading adviser DUNN Capital is to launch the DUNN WMA UCITS Fund on the MontLake UCITS Platform. WMA (World Monetary and Agriculture) DUNN’s flagship long-term trend-following program, has experienced an annualised return of 14.61% from its inception in 1984. »

Harry Skaliotis, Head of Client Portfolio Management at AHL

Man Group’s AHL UCITS fund range moves to daily dealing

Tue, 10/05/2011 - 06:00

Man Group's range of UCITS funds now offers a daily dealing facility. The funds – Man AHL Trend and Man AHL Diversity – – were initially launched with a weekly dealing cycle and offer retail investors access to Man’s flagship AHL strategy through an onshore, regulated format with low minimum investment requirements. »

Marty Dobbins, State Street Corporation

State Street report says evolving regulations could ‘increase complexity’ in terms of reporting and cost

Sun, 08/05/2011 - 14:07

State Street Corporation this week released its latest Vision Focus report: “The Changing Shape of European In »

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UCITS Alternative Index Global gains 0.53 per cent for April

Sun, 08/05/2011 - 14:01

Rising commodity prices and solid gains in managed futures helped the UCITS Alternative Index Global, one of 13 indices managed by Geneva-based Alix Capital, »

Jennifer Fisher, JOHIM

JO Hambro Investment Management (JOHIM) mulls over possible fund merger

Sun, 08/05/2011 - 13:59

Following the recent acquisition earlier this year to manage the Spencer House Capital Management fund - a UCITS umbrella housing the firm’s global equity port »


Heptagon Capital rolls out Helicon UCITS fund

Sun, 08/05/2011 - 13:54

Mayfair-based Heptagon Capital, a USD3.6billion asset management firm established in 2005 by ex-Morgan Stanley directors Eran Ben-Zour, Tarek Mooro and Fredrik Plyhr, has launched a ne »

Steve Cordell,  co-manager of the Cazenove European Equity Absolute Return Fund, Cazenove Capital

Steve Cordell to manage Cazenove Capital's core UK long/short funds

Sun, 08/05/2011 - 13:47

Cazenove Capital announces that Tim Russell is to step down from his role as head of pan-European equities. After 26 years commitment to the investment industry Tim is taking a career break and will leave the business in July, after a smooth handover over of his responsibilities. »

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Natixis launches SIXTINA Harbert Event Opportunities UCITS

Mon, 02/05/2011 - 09:58

SIXTINA, the managed account platform operated by Natixis Alternative Investments France, this week announced the launch of the SIXTINA Harbert Event Opportunities Fund. »

John Lowry, co-founder and chairman, ML Capital

Global Macro newcits most popular in ML Capital survey

Mon, 02/05/2011 - 09:54

A recent survey conducted by Malta-based financial services group, ML Capital, has found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that Global Macro is the most popular newcit »



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