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Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Weekly UCITS News (Friday)
Helmut Hohmann, managing director, Alceda Fund Management

Rasini Fairway takes flagship fund onshore

Thu, 23/05/2013 - 16:00

Rasini Fairway Capital has redomiciled its Stafford SICAV – Global Equity Fund to Luxembourg in a UCITS regulated format using the Alceda UCITS Platform (AUP). »

Chris Cummings, chief executive at TheCityUK

London remains Europe’s hedge fund capital as UCITS funds increase

Mon, 20/05/2013 - 06:02

With less than three months to go until new legislation ushers in major changes for the European hedge fund industry, a new report reveals that the continent’s share of the global market has remained surprisingly stable at just over a fifth. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

SPDR ETFs launches two more dividend ETFs… Kames Capital shutters Global Opportunities fund…

Sun, 19/05/2013 - 23:42

RIMES, a leader in managed data services, has flagged the challenges presented by the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) consolidated guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues to investment managers throughout Europe.   »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Ashburton to launch Africa Equity Opportunities fund… UCITS AuM climbs 5.1 per cent in Q1 2013, says Alceda…

Sun, 12/05/2013 - 21:57

Both the number of Alternative UCITS funds and assets under management grew in the first quarter of 2013 according to the Alceda Quarterly UCITS Review, produced by leading independent structuring specialist Alceda Fund Management S.A.  »

Michael Sanders, chairman of the board, Alceda Fund Management

Alternative UCITS strategies deliver strong start to 2013

Wed, 08/05/2013 - 11:32

Alternative UCITS funds have delivered a good start to 2013 with the sector growing in terms of number of funds as well as assets under management, according to the Alceda Quarterly UCITS Review. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Gibraltar to slash UCITS application fees by more than 60 per cent… UCITS funds make average gains of 0.21 per cent in April…

Mon, 06/05/2013 - 00:10

The UCITS Alternative Index Global posted gains of 0.21 per cent in April according to Alix Capital, who host the index. This puts the index at +1.80 per cent for 2013, compared to +1.28 per cent through April last year. Continuing on from strong gains in March, the UAI CTA posted the best performance for April, up +1.81 per cent to leave it at +4.13 per cent for the year. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Regulatory costs might inhibit non-European fund houses from starting UCITS funds… asset manager Erste-Sparinvest restructures its Austrian equity funds…

Sun, 28/04/2013 - 18:42

SPDR ETFs, the ETF platform of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), announced this week that it had launched the SPDR Barclays EM Inflation-Linked Local Bond UCITS ETF on the Deutsche Borse; the world’s first ETF to offer pure exposure to EM inflation-linked debt. The physically-backed ETF tracks the Barclays EM Inflation-Linked 20 per cent Capped Index, which includes inflation-linked sovereign bonds issued by Brazil, Mexico, Chile, South Africa, Poland, Turkey, Israel, Korea and Thailand.  »

Antoine Rolland, chief executive of NewAlpha

NewAlpha and Emergence make third joint seed investment in KeyQuant

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 12:04

NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based global hedge fund seeding group, and the SICAV Emergence have made a joint seed investment in KeyQuant, an investment manager specialising in systematic strategies. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

UCITS attract EUR44billion in net inflows for February… two US managers join Alceda UCITS Platform…

Sat, 20/04/2013 - 16:19

This week Alceda Fund Management SA announced that two US fund managers had joined the Alceda UCITS Platform (AUP). The two managers in question are Miller/Howard Investments, a New York-based equities specialist and Clark Capital Management Group, a Philadelphia-based investment firm. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Asset managers criticize proposed bonus cap on UCITS managers… uptick seen in UCITS fund launches in response to impending AIFM Directive…

Sun, 14/04/2013 - 20:18

There’s been an uptick in the number of alternative fund managers launching UCITS-compliant »

Barometer

Investors make big return to equities

Tue, 09/04/2013 - 10:05

ML Capital Asset Management, the investment manager and promoter of the MontLake UCITS Platform, has published the 10th edition of the quarterly ML Capital Alternative UCITS Barometer. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals… Lyxor Asset Management launches Lyxor/Canyon Credit Strategy fund…

Mon, 08/04/2013 - 07:58

Lyxor Asset Management this week announced the lauch of the Lyxor/Canyon Credit Strategy Fund, a UCITS-compliant fund designed to provide investors with access to Canyon Capital Advisors LLC’s event driven and credit-oriented strategies across a variety of asset classes. It is the first UCITS strategy of its kind to feature on Lyxor’s Alternative UCITS Platform.  »

Joshua Friedman, Canyon Capital Advisors

Lyxor launches event-driven, credit-oriented UCITS fund with Canyon Capital Advisors

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 06:03

Lyxor Asset Management has launched the Lyxor/Canyon Credit Strategy Fund, a UCITS-compliant vehicle designed to access Canyon Capital Advisors’ event-driven and credit-oriented strategies across a broad spectrum of asset classes. »

Noël Amenc, director of Edhec-Risk Institute

UCITS hedge funds underperform their non-UCITS rivals, says Edhec-Risk study

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:07

UCITS hedge funds are typically more volatile and underperform their non-UCITS hedge fund rivals, according to a comparative study by the Edhec-Risk Institute. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

ALFI publishes liquidity guidelines… Morgan Stanley and Equinox partner with Longchamp… Brown Advisory sees assets top USD1 billion…

Mon, 01/04/2013 - 08:11

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has this week published a comprehensive 46-page report on Liquidity Guidelines »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Deloitte and PwC respond to European Parliament’s vote in favour of variable pay caps for UCITS fund managers… Lyxor launches UCITS-compliant version of Winton Diversified Program…

Sun, 24/03/2013 - 16:16

UCITS funds could potentially end their securities lending programmes in response to complex regulations reported IndexUniverse.eu this week, based on the comments of one of the panellists at Markit’s recent Securities Finance forum in London. »

David Harding, founder, Winton

Lyxor Asset Management to launch new UCITS fund

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 06:03

Lyxor Asset Management is launching a new UCITS-compliant fund which aims to replicate Winton Capital Management’s Diversified Program. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

MENA welcomes first UCITS-compliant fund platform… concerns that bonus cap could be introduced under UCITS V…

Sun, 17/03/2013 - 13:15

These are potentially worrying times for Europe’s fund managers with the threat of a bonus cap hanging over their »

Luxembourg

Kinetic Partners establishes management company in Luxembourg

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 14:19

Kinetic Partners’ application to become a fund management company (MANCO) in Luxembourg has been approved by the Luxembourg Financial Authority (CSSF). »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

AXA Investment Managers launches implied volatility fund… VAM Funds opens its platform to retail and institutional investment managers…

Mon, 11/03/2013 - 08:07

Geneva-based Alix Capital, provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index, this week published its latest UCITS Alternative Index Trends survey. The survey found that 38 per cent of respondent believe that investment consultants are “behind the curve” when it comes to advising their clients on UCITS-compliant hedge funds. »

Curve

Consultants behind the curve in Ucits hedge fund sector, says Alix Capital survey

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 16:07

Thirty eight per cent of respondents believe investment consultants are behind the curve when it comes to advising their clients on the Ucits hedge fund sector, according to a survey by Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the Ucits Alternatives Index (UAI) family of indices. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Alternative UCITS long/short equities edged ahead of their hedge fund counterparts in 2012… Morgan Stanley adds forth CTA manager to FundLogic Alternatives platform…

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 18:08

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has added New York-based manager Van Eck to its dedicated UCITS compliant fund platform, Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions (MLIS). »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Simmons & Simmons advises on Natixis OEIC… Crispen Odey to launch Odey Swan fund…

Sun, 24/02/2013 - 10:10

Crispen Odey is planning to launch a multi-asset fund – Odey Swan fund – next month, investing in equities, bonds and currencies, reported FTAdviser this week. The UCITS fund will replicate Odey Asset Management’s flagship European hedge fund and is currently awaiting approval in Ireland. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

ECB delivers opinion on proposals to amend UCITS V Directive… Long-term UCITS attract EUR234billion in net inflows for 2012…

Sun, 17/02/2013 - 14:13

Muzinich & Co, the New York-based credit specialist is planning to launch a UCITS version of its Credit Opportunities Fund, managed by Mick McEachern, in Q2 this year. As reported by portfolio adviser, the “go anywhere” strategy was seeded in the US last month. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Italy’s assets in alternative UCITS at EUR3.5billion… Alternative UCITS return 1.03 per cent in January…

Sun, 10/02/2013 - 20:08

Morgan Stanley this week announced the launch of a new fund on its dedicated UCITS platform, FundLogic Alternatives plc that gives investors exposure to Winton Capital Management’s Diversified Program. »

Globe

European and global emerging long/short funds the winners in Ucits barometer

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 14:22

ML Capital Asset Management, the investment manager and promoter of the MontLake Ucits Platform, has published the ninth edition of the quarterly ML Capital Alternative Ucits Barometer. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Alceda’s Q4 review shows managed futures continue to lag… Schroders adds US equity long/short manager to GAIA platform…

Sun, 03/02/2013 - 18:39

More than half the inflows into UCITS hedge funds (56 per cent, EUR13.2billion) went into fixed income strategies during 2012 according to the latest quarterly European research paper published by Alix Capital, provider of the UCITS Alternative Index. »

Euros

Fixed income most popular Ucits hedge fund strategy in 2012, says Alix Capital

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 06:05

More than half the inflows into Ucits hedge funds (EUR13.2bn) were allocated to fixed income strategies during 2012, followed by macro strategies (EUR5.8bn), according to data released by Alix Capital. »

Index

Alternative Ucits strategies deliver solid performance in 2012, says Alceda

Tue, 29/01/2013 - 06:14

Overall alternative Ucits strategies delivered solid performances in 2012, but managed futures struggled to keep up, according to the Q4 Alceda Quarterly Ucits review from Alceda Fund Management. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

New fund launches by PIMCO and Odey Asset Management… Alix Capital announces winners of its inaugural UAI Awards…

Sun, 27/01/2013 - 19:31

Bond behemoth PIMCO has launched the GIS Income Fund to be managed by Dan Ivascyn, managing director and head of the mortgage credit portfolio management team, and Alfred Murata, executive vice president and the mortgage credit team’s portfolio manager. »

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