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Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Weekly UCITS News (Friday)
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Investors planning to raise European fund exposures, says ML Capital

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:03

ML Capital Asset Management is reporting high levels of demand for both European and US long/short equity funds this quarter, with a healthy swing towards UK equity strategies. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

North MaxQ UCITS fund and Ardsley Partners US Equity UCITS fund launch on MontLake platform… bond funds attract EUR49bn of inflows in February reports EFAMA

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 09:37

ML Capital announced this week the launch of the North MaxQ Macro UCITS fund on its MontLake UCITS platform. London-based North Asset Management has been successfully managing the North MaxQ Macro investment strategy for over 10 years. »

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Ardsley Partners US Equity UCITS Fund launched on MontLake UCITS Platform

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 10:05

The Ardsley Partners US Equity UCITS Fund has launched on ML Capital’s Montlake UCITS platform. »

Green light

North MaxQ Macro UCITS Fund launched on the MontLake UCITS Platform

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 10:07

ML Capital, investment manager to the MontLake UCITS Platform, has launched the North MaxQ Macro UCITS Fund. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Worldwide long-term funds attracted EUR888bn in net inflows in 2013 says EFAMA… Schroders to hard close US long/short equity fund end of June…

Sun, 06/04/2014 - 11:33

March proved to be a challenging month with the majority of alternative UCITS strategies delivering negative returns. According to figures released by Geneva-based Alix Capital, provider of the UCITS Alternative Index Global which tracks more than 700 single-manager funds, the overall return was -0.33 per cent. »

Dollars

Amber Equity Fund on the Alpha UCITS Platform reaches USD174m AuM in six months

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:02

The Amber Equity Fund, a Luxembourg UCITS fund on the Alpha UCITS Platform, has grown assets under management to USD174m only six months after launch on 2 October 2013. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

ESMA issues new guidelines on collateral management for UCITS funds… GLG shuts one EM fund and opens another...

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 10:01

This week the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") issued a final report containing new guidelines on collateral management by UCITS ("New Guidelines") (ESMA/2014/294). »

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Muzinich & Co appoints ex-Schroders man to sales team

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:13

Corporate credit specialist fund manager Muzinich & Co has continued to grow its UK presence with the appointment of a new sales manager, James Tomlinson. »

Investments

BoAML and Sandell Investment Services launch event-driven and arbitrage UCITS fund

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 13:09

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) and Sandell Investment Services have launched the Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions – Castlerigg Equity Event and Arbitrage UCITS Fund. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Standard Life Investments combines micro and macro capabilities to launch new fund… BNY Mellon closes two sub-funds…

Sun, 23/03/2014 - 14:24

Standard Life Investments combines micro and macro capabilities to launch new fund… BNY Mellon closes two sub-funds… »

Numbers and magnifying glass

Vontobel Asset Management appoints KNEIP for fund data management

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 16:30

KNEIP has been appointed by Vontobel Asset Management to carry out fund data management, regulatory filing, KIID production and dissemination and financial reporting. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

ABN AMRO Investment Management launches two Basic UCITS ETFs… UCITS inflows reach EUR71bn for January

Mon, 17/03/2014 - 11:13

ABN AMRO Investment Management has launched the first two ABN AMRO Basic UCITS exchange-traded funds reported AssetServicingTimes this week. Both have been listed on Euronext Amsterdam. »

Newspaper and money

Candriam renames alternative investment funds

Mon, 17/03/2014 - 06:02

After launching its new brand and announcing a fresh start with the shareholder New York Life Investment Management last month, Candriam is in the process of renaming all of its funds. »

Newspaper and money

Syz & Co launches Oyster Market Neutral Plus

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:05

The Swiss banking group Syz & Co has launched Oyster Market Neutral Plus, a new sub-fund of Oyster, its Luxembourg UCITS SICAV. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Bonus fears for US managers under proposed UCITS V rules… Alternative UCITS gain 1.06 per cent in February…

Sun, 09/03/2014 - 11:10

February proved to be a more positive month performance-wise for alternative UCITS funds with the UCITS Alternative Index Global returning 1.06 per cent. All strategies, bar two, posted positive returns. »

Two fingers

Salus Alpha RN Special Situation Fund ranks second in UCITS report

Tue, 04/03/2014 - 06:02

The Salus Alpha RN Special Situation fund delivered a good start to 2014, up 1.90 per cent in January. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Iconic Funds to launch hosted funds platform for EU and non-EU managers… Heptagon Capital launches two global equity funds…

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 11:54

The European Parliament and Council have backed plans by the European Commission to strengthen consumer protection in the UCITS market. As reported by out-law.com, which provides legal news and opinion from Pinsent Masons, consumers will have the right to take action against depositories charged with the safekeeping of assets should any of those assets go missing. »

Malta

Iconic launches Malta-domiciled hosted funds platform

Thu, 27/02/2014 - 16:45

Iconic is launching a turnkey Malta authorised, EU-compliant hosted-funds platform enabling EU and non EU based fund managers to run their own fully supported and administered funds. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

MainFirst launches UCITS to tap into CLO market… Lionel Paquin appointed CEO of Lyxor Asset Management…

Sun, 23/02/2014 - 10:14

Franklin Templeton Investments this week announced the launch of the Luxembourg-registered Franklin Euro Short Duration Bond Fund.  London-based David Zahn, head of European Fixed Income and lead portfolio manager, and Rod MacPhee, research analyst and portfolio manager, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, will manage the fund. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

UCITS attracted EUR13billion in December… investment-grade credit ETFs see continued favour among investors…

Sun, 16/02/2014 - 18:44

ETF flows are surging in credit, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch “Follow the Flow” global research report. So far this year, there has been USD4billion of inflows into investment grade credit compared to USD2.4billion for high-yield. »

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La Française and Tages Capital sign strategic partnership

Wed, 12/02/2014 - 14:11

European asset manager La Française and Tages Capital, an alternative multi-management solutions provider, have entered into a strategic partnership. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Alternative UCITS return -0.38 per cent in January… Gottex announces launches Swedish multi-asset UCITS fund…

Sun, 09/02/2014 - 21:20

January proved to be a mixed bag in terms of strategy performance within the alternative UCITS universe. According to the UAI Global index, provided by Alix Capital, the average fund lost -0.38 per cent last month. »

Dollars

Cheyne Capital’s UCITS programme reaches USD500m milestone

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 07:00

With the recent launch of the Cheyne European Mid Cap Equity Fund, Cheyne’s UCITS umbrella has reached USD575m of assets, from just under USD30m two years ago. »

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Gottex launches Swedish multi-asset UCITS product on Folksam unit-linked platform

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 06:03

Gottex Fund Management has launched its Swedish multi-asset UCITS product on the Folksam unit linked platform and has opened its Scandinavian office. »

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Kinetic Partners is first firm to be granted internal AIFM licence by CSSF

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 14:11

Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm, is the first advisory and consulting group to be granted AIFM licensing by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Chile back on the map for managers of Irish UCITS… Alternative UCITS grew 21% year-on-year in Q4, says Alceda report…

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 13:25

Natixis Global Asset Management has come to market with the launch of a new UCITS fund. As reported by Citywire Global, the firm has launched a UCITS-compliant version of its Global Emerging Bonds fund. Until now the fund had only been available to French investors when it launched in October 2011. »

Up arrow

Alternative UCITS finish 2013 on a strong note, says Alceda

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 06:31

In Q4 2013 the alternative UCITS sector grew by 21 per cent compared to Q4 2012, showing continued demand and investment in alternative strategies, according to the Alceda Quarterly UCITS Review. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Gazprombank Asset Management launches its first UCITS fund… ML Capital’s Barometer report finds three times more interest in market neutral funds in Q1…

Mon, 27/01/2014 - 11:59

Global and US long/short equity strategies would appear to be the top two most favoured strategies among investors in Q1 according to the latest Alternative UCITS Barometer report by ML Capital. »

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SYZ & CO launches the Oyster Continental European Selection fund

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 06:30

Swiss banking group SYZ & CO has launched the Oyster Continental European Selection, a new sub-fund of its Luxembourg domiciled Oyster UCITS SICAV. »

Euros

Émergence provides EUR30m seed funding for Rcube’s Global Macro UCITs fund

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 16:01

Following three completed investments since mid-2012, NewAlpha Asset Management has announced the fourth incubation partnership between the French managers-only seeding fund Émergence and Rcube Asset Management. »

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Article
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Hedge fund manager outlook on the AIFMD

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »

Article
Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

Article
Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.  ... »

Special report
Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Administration

Hedge Fund Administration 2015

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57

Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »

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North America

Private debt in North America

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06

The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »

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