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Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Weekly UCITS News (Friday)
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Relative value arbitrage leads hedge fund capital to new record

Mon, 21/01/2013 - 10:06

Steady inflows and performance-based gains increased hedge fund assets by USD60bn in the fourth quarter, bringing total industry capital to a record USD2.25trn, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report.  »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Newedge chosen as swap counterparty by NEF Asset Management, UCITS attract EUR36billion in net inflows for November…

Sun, 20/01/2013 - 17:32

Pictet Asset Management (PAM) announced this week that it has broadened its range of emerging market bond funds »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

OFI Asset Management’s Cohen favours long/short equity funds, UCITS Alternative Index Global ends 2012 up 1.63 per cent…

Sun, 13/01/2013 - 20:23

The UCITS Alternative Index Global, provided by Geneva-based Alix Capital, ended December up 0.50 per cent to leave it with a »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Italian asset manager Carige Asset Management launches flexible bond fund, London-based Neptune makes first foray into global income…

Sun, 06/01/2013 - 19:33

Ireland’s Central Bank has confirmed that UCITS organized as self-managed investment companies (“SMICs”) will need to complete a UCITS IV enhancement process by 1 July 2013, wrote law firm Maples and Calder this week. For most SMICs this will involve updating business plans and statements of responsibility. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

UCITS enjoy EUR41billion in net inflows in October, EU national authorities have two months to comply with ESMA’s consolidated guidelines…

Sun, 23/12/2012 - 18:07

Newedge announced this week that it had been appointed as swap counterparty to two new UCITS funds under the Nuveen Global Investors Fund plc umbrella. Both funds are Dublin-domiciled and UCITS-IV compliant. »

Andrew Dollery, director, origination and structuring for Ucits funds at Newedge

Newedge to serve as swap counterpart to Ucits funds managed by Gresham

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 10:08

Newedge has been appointed as swap counterparty to two new Ucits funds under the Nuveen Global Investors Fund umbrella. »

James Williams, news editor, hedgeweek

Fitch does not expect ESMA repo guidelines to materially impact money market funds, F&C launches real estate equity long/short fund…

Sun, 16/12/2012 - 10:38

Geneva-based Alix Capital, provider of the UCITS Alternative Index Global, is publishing a report that suggests ESMA proposals will impact EUR3billion of CTA UCITS assets »

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ESMA proposals will impact EUR3bn of CTA Ucits assets, says Alix Capital

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 11:59

ESMA proposals limiting the use of indices by Ucits funds will require a change in investment approach for EUR3bn of CTA Ucits assets, according to a paper published by Alix Capital, the Geneva-based investment boutique specialising in regulated alternatives investments. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

ESMA publishes final guidelines on UCITS repo agreements, Saudi Arabia’s NCB Capital establishes Dublin-based UCITS platform…

Sun, 09/12/2012 - 19:58

Alternative UCITS funds returned 0.32 per cent in November according to Geneva-based Alix Capital, provider of the UCITS Alternative Index Global. That takes YTD returns to 1.13 per cent. All but three strategies made positive gains last month. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Luxembourg’s regulator to effectively end the use of UCITS fund promoters, Newscape Capital Group launches 3rd specialist UCITS fund…

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 11:04

An institutional investor survey commissioned by Alceda has revealed that 73 per cent of investors do not feel that regulators are in tune with their requirements. The survey of 49 UK institutional investors was conducted by Kepler Partners LLP at the Global Macro UCITS Conference in London in October 2012. »

Regulation

Regulators not in tune with investor requirements, says Alceda survey

Wed, 28/11/2012 - 14:20

Institutional investors feel that regulators are not in tune with investor requirements, according to a survey commissioned by structuring specialist Alceda. »

Liquid

FTSE launches Super Liquid Index Series

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 16:02

FTSE Group has launched the FTSE Super Liquid Index Series (SLQ), a broad family of real-time free float market capitalisation weighted indices designed to mimic the characteristics of key FTSE indices via a smaller, highly liquid universe of stocks. »

Philippe Bonnefoy, Newscape’s chairman and chief investment officer

Newscape launches third specialist Ucits fund

Mon, 26/11/2012 - 11:49

Newscape Capital Group, the London based investment firm, has launched its third specialist Ucits fund. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

La Francaise AM to build out alternative UCITS fund range, UCITS funds to be prevented from investing with unregulated hedge funds…

Sun, 25/11/2012 - 11:10

It looks like European regulators are continuing to seek to limit the instruments that UCITS funds may invest in, with unregulated hedge funds the next out-of-bounds category. »

Michael Sanders, chairman of the board, Alceda Fund Management

Alceda sees continued demand for alternative Ucits strategies

Thu, 22/11/2012 - 16:13

Alternative strategies within a Ucits framework continued to see improving demand in the third quarter, with growth in both the number of funds and assets under management, according to the Alceda Quarterly Ucits review produced by independent structuring specialist Alceda Fund Management. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

HSBC settles Dublin lawsuit, Paris-based UCITS fund accelerates into automotive stocks, Signet Group launches high income bond platform…

Sun, 18/11/2012 - 17:21

The automotive sector is revving up interest with fund managers such as Paris-based Charles-Henri Neme, whose EUR400million Exane Funds 1 – Ceres A fund is targeting automotive stocks to increase cyclical exposure and piggyback on emerging market growth trends reported Citywire Global this week. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Alternative UCITS lose 0.17 per cent in October, Algebris launches long-only financial credit UCITS

Sat, 10/11/2012 - 13:36

Single manager alternative UCITS attracted EUR746million in net inflows in Q3 according to the latest quarterly compiled by MondoAlternative. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Fund launches for Hermes Fund Managers, Stratton Street, TT International, Barclays introduces quant-based M&A fund…

Sun, 04/11/2012 - 17:16

TT International, one of Europe’s oldest hedge fund management companies, has teamed up with Deutsche Bank to launch the UCITS-compliant DB Platinum TT International Fund. »

Malta

Malta’s Fund Industry continues to register steady growth

Fri, 02/11/2012 - 14:46

The latest statistics released by the Malta Financial Services Authority show that the number of funds domiciled in Malta have continued to register steady growth.  »

Announcement

Deutsche Bank and TT International launch global macro Ucits fund

Wed, 31/10/2012 - 10:29

The Ucits compliant DB Platinum TT International fund has launched on Deutsche Bank’s Ucits platform. »

Regulation

Central Bank of Ireland consults on regulatory regime for non-Ucits funds

Mon, 29/10/2012 - 14:10

The Central Bank of Ireland is to initiate a consultation on the Irish regulatory regime for non-Ucits funds.  »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Morgan Stanley announces FundLogic addition, Sturgeon Capital launches Central Asia equities fund…

Sat, 27/10/2012 - 17:33

Morgan Stanley announced this week the latest addition to its FundLogic Alternatives plc umbrella - the MS QTI UCITS Fund - in partnership with US-based multi-manager, Equinox Fund Management LLC. »

Central Asia

Sturgeon Capital launches first Central Asia-focused Ucits hedge fund

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 06:15

Sturgeon Capital has launched the Sturgeon Central Asia Equities Fund, a Ucits hedge fund that will invest primarily in equity securities of companies listed on regulated markets but which have a substantial exposure to Central Asia and the supporting regional macro growth dynamics. »

Stephen Decani, chief executive at Newscape

Newscape launches risk-targeted multi-asset fund

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 11:55

Newscape Capital Group has launched its second Ucits fund, the Newscape Diversified Growth Fund. »

Andrew Baker, AIMA’s chief executive

AIMA calls for depository passport in Ucits V position paper

Mon, 22/10/2012 - 13:31

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has called for the establishment of a Ucits depositary “passport” regime in its position paper on the proposal for a Ucits V directive. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Fixed income proves most popular alternative UCITS strategy in Q3, Vietnam-based Dragon Capital to consider launch of UCITS vehicles…

Sun, 21/10/2012 - 10:10

Vietnam’s Dragon Capital will look to consider converting its Viet Fund Management unit’s five funds, totalling USD120million in AUM, into UCITS-compliant open-ended vehicles whe »

Volatility

Amundi extends range of volatility funds

Fri, 19/10/2012 - 06:15

Amundi has extended its range of volatility funds with the launch of Amundi Funds Absolute Volatility Arbitrage Plus. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Dodge & Cox Worldwide Funds plc joins Ascentric Wrap Platform, UCITS attract EUR24billion in net inflows for August…

Sun, 14/10/2012 - 16:28

Swiss-based Pharus Management has launched Pharus Management Luxembourg SA to manage UCITS compliant SICAVs, specialized investment funds and alternative funds under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, reported Investment Europe this week. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Liberty Harbor and Janus Capital International both launch credit UCITS, alternative UCITS return 0.29 per cent for September…

Sun, 07/10/2012 - 11:23

This week saw the launch of a new UCITS IV platform by Bryan, Garnier Asset Management (BGAM). The Bryan Garnier Umbrella Fund SICAV plc is domiciled in Malta and externally managed by Paris-based BGAM, who are regulated by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). »

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BGAM launches Ucits IV platform

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 14:39

Bryan Garnier Asset Management (BGAM) has launched the Bryan Garnier Umbrella Fund Sicav.   »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

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