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Pictet launches Absolute Return Fixed Income fund

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 11:46

Pictet Asset Management has launched the Pictet Absolute Return Fixed Income fund, domiciled in Luxembourg and UCITS compliant. »


Altin discloses entire hedge fund portfolio holdings

Tue, 21/01/2014 - 11:36

Altin, the USD230m multi-strategy fund of hedge funds listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, has disclosed its entire hedge fund portfolio holdings as part of its policy of transparency to investors. »

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Matheson provides insights into new Irish ICAV and future potential of UCITS in Asia

Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:03

By James Williams – Irish law firm Matheson has provided an update from its London office on the introduction of a new corporate vehicle for Irish funds – the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV). »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Deutsche & Harvest launch Lux-domiciled physical China A-shares ETF… KIIDs still use too much jargon according to Kii Hub survey…

Sun, 19/01/2014 - 12:11

Asset management firms are still using too much jargon in their Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) and not enough plain language, as indeed they are required to do. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Brooks Macdonald Funds Ltd launches first actively managed property UCITS fund… Ireland welcomes first ETF to invest directly in China’s A-Shares equity market…

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 10:04

Brooks Macdonald Funds Ltd (BMF) this week announced the imminent launch of the IFSL North Row Liquid Property Fund, believed to be the UK’s first actively managed UCITS core property fund. The fund is expected to launch in February and will be managed by Steven Grahame. He will be supported by Dr. Niall O’Connor as deputy fund manager. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

ESMA revises collateral guidelines for UCITS funds engaged in OTC derivatives trading… JPMAM set to close commodities UCITS…

Mon, 06/01/2014 - 11:11

JP Morgan Asset Management is believed to be preparing to liquidate its JPM Highbridge Diversified Commodities fund as a result of declining assets under management reported Citywire Global this week. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

UCITS attracted EUR21billion in net inflows in October… Verrazzano Capital launches first long-only fund…

Mon, 23/12/2013 - 08:07

Guillaume Rambourg’s investment boutique, Paris-based Verrazzano Capital, has launched the Verrazzano Advantage European Fund. The UCITS-compliant fund, established in Luxembourg as a SICAV, aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing at least 80 per cent of its assets in the shares of companies listed in Continental Europe. This is the first long-only fund available to Verrazzano’s investors following the launch of two equity long/short strategies last year. »

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Verrazzano launches Advantage European Fund

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 16:01

Verrazzano Capital, the European equity specialist investment boutique founded by Guillaume Rambourg, has launched the Verrazzano Advantage European Fund. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Alceda partners with ECPI Group to launch new fund… private wealth allocators show appetite for alternative UCITS…

Sun, 15/12/2013 - 12:01

Alceda Fund Management SA announced this week that it had launched the ECPI MEGA TREND FUNDS-ECPI Sustainable Global Mega Trends in partnership with ECPI Group, a leading independent index solution and advisory provider. »


Amundi Alternative Investments obtains AIFM authorisation

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 13:57

Amundi Alternative Investments SAS (Amundi AI) has obtained AIFM authorisation from the French securities regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) for all of its investment solutions. »

James WIlliams, Hedgeweek

Muzinich & Co launches Global Tactical Credit Fund… Alternative UCITS gain 0.49 per cent in November…

Sun, 08/12/2013 - 11:31

Alternative UCITS funds gained 0.49 per cent in November according to the UCITS Alternative Index Global managed by Geneva-based Alix Capital. That brings year-to-date returns to 3.71 per cent; a substantial improvement on the figure of 1.63 per cent recorded for the whole of 2012. With the exception of the UAI FX, which ended November down 0.19 per cent, all other UAI strategy benchmarks recorded positive gains. »


Indus Valley Partners launches 40 Act fund reporting functionality for hedge funds

Wed, 04/12/2013 - 12:33

Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a provider of technology solutions to alternative asset managers, has added a standard 40 Act rules library within the IVP Polaris data warehouse. »


Muzinich & Co launches absolute return Global Tactical Credit Fund

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 15:28

Corporate credit specialist Muzinich & Co has launched the Muzinich & Co Global Tactical Credit Fund, which seeks to find the best credit investments across global public fixed income markets. »


SuMi TRUST extends appointment of Kii Hub to produce KIIDs for UCITS funds

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 12:12

SMT Fund Services (Ireland) Limited has appointed Kii Hub to produce and deliver Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) for its established platform of UCITS funds.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Global pension plans expected to account for large share of UCITS sales going forward… Schroders launches Strategic Beta Fund

Sun, 01/12/2013 - 19:11

BNP Paribas Securities Services has been mandated by Hwang Investment Management, Malaysia’s largest independent asset manager, to provide services to four UCITS funds reported this week. »


Universal-Investment and Stratton Street launch Renminbi Bond UCITS Fund

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 14:20

Universal-Investment and London-based fund manager Stratton Street have launched the Stratton Street UCITS Renminbi Bond Fund UI. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

UCITS funds record net outflows of EUR15billion in September… momentum building for UCITS V…

Sun, 24/11/2013 - 19:12

UCITS funds recorded net outflows of EUR15billion in September (compared to net inflows of EUR15billion in August) according to the latest investment fund industry factsheet released by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Luxembourg regulator authorises first Chinese equity UCITS fund… Muzinich & Co launches emerging market short duration corporate bond fund…

Sun, 17/11/2013 - 17:54

The Luxembourg regulator, the CSSF, this week announced the authorization of the first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) fund under the UCITS scheme. »

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Muzinich & Co launches short duration emerging market debt fund

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 15:42

Corporate credit specialist Muzinich & Co has launched an emerging market short duration corporate bond fund. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Global ETFs/ETPs reach record high of USD2.3trillion… Alternative UCITS post gains of 1.18 per cent in October…

Sun, 10/11/2013 - 18:44

Alternative UCITS gained 1.18 per cent in October to leave them up +3.20 per cent for 2013 according to the UCITS Alternative Index Global managed by Geneva-based Alix Capital. »

Nigel Watson, VAM sales director

VAM launches enhanced equity absolute return fund

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 10:04

Luxembourg-domiciled VAM Funds is launching an enhanced equity fund, which targets absolute returns, on 8 November 2013. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Alternative UCITS enjoyed continued growth in Q3 according to Alceda… Neuberger Berman launches Absolute Return Multi-Strategy Fund

Sun, 03/11/2013 - 20:26

Neuberger Berman, one of the world’s leading asset managers, this week announced the launch of the Neuberger Berman Absolute Return Multi-Strategy Fund (ARMS), following the rapid success of the US regulated version of the same strategy, launched in May 2012.  »

Fred Ingham, co-portfolio manager for the Neuberger Berman Absolute Return Multi-Strategy Fund

Neuberger Berman launches UCITS Absolute Return Multi-Strategy Fund

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 11:49

Neuberger Bremen has launched the Neuberger Berman Absolute Return Multi-Strategy Fund (ARMS), following the US regulated version of the same strategy launched in May 2012.  »

Michael Sanders, chairman of the board, Alceda Fund Management

Alternative UCITS rebound in Q3 driven by equity long/short strategies

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 06:46

With equity markets continuing their rally into Q3 2013, the demand for alternative UCITS strategies has continued, according to the Alceda Quarterly UCITS Review. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

EFAMA and SWIFT release new report on evolution of automation rates of cross-border funds… BlueBay Asset Management launches credit UCITS…

Sun, 27/10/2013 - 17:51

BlueBay Asset Management LLP announced this week the launch of the BlueBay Total Return Credit Fund, providing investors with exposure to sub-investment grade credit through the credit cycle. »


Schroders launches Cat Bond fund on GAIA platform

Tue, 22/10/2013 - 06:43

Schroders has launched the Schroder GAIA Cat Bond on its UCITS platform. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Finisterre Capital launches UCITS fund in response to Solvency II requirements… Morgan Stanley adds MS Broadmark Tactical Plus UCITS to platform…

Sun, 20/10/2013 - 17:35

Long/short equity emerging market specialist Finisterre Capital this week announced the launch of a standalone UCITS-compliant fund in response to client demand stemming from Solvency II requirements. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

EEA Fund Management widens fund range by hiring Oriel Asset Management duo… ML Capital adds Future Value Capital fund to MontLake UCITS platform…

Mon, 14/10/2013 - 09:33

ML Capital this week announced the launch of the FVC Alternative Risk Premia UCITS fund on its MontLake platform. London-based Future Value Capital is a quantitative macro specialist. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Global fund asset inflows reached EUR109billion in Q2 says new EFAMA report… Alternative UCITS make a 0.65 per cent gain in September…

Sun, 06/10/2013 - 10:21

Alternative UCITS funds made advances of 0.65 per cent in September to leave them exactly +2 per cent on a year-to-date basis, according to Alix Capital’s UCITS Alternative Index Global. »


Amber Capital launches UCITS version of Amber Italia Equity fund

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 12:45

Amber Capital has launched Amber Equity Fund – a UCITS version of the Amber Italia Equity Fund – on the Alpha UCITS platform. »



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