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Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Weekly UCITS News (Friday)
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Silvaris Capital Management launches Global Equity UCITS on Alpha UCITS platform

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 14:45

Silvaris Capital Management has launched the Silvaris Global Equity Fund, a UCITS version of its successful global equity long/short strategy, on the Alpha UCITS platform.   »

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NewSmith launches European UCITS Long/Short Fund

Mon, 01/12/2014 - 06:00

NewSmith has launched the NewSmith European Fund, a UCITS long-short equity fund for UK and European investors. »

James WIlliams, Hedgeweek

UCITS Equity funds suffer net outflows for first time since June 2013… Neuberger Berman launches Long Short Multi-Manager UCITS fund…

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 16:33

WisdomTree this week launched a further two UCITS ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange. This brings the total to six ETFs listed on the LSE in the past four weeks and further solidifies its position as a pioneer of dividend-weighted ETFs. »

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Capita Asset Services chooses Fund Recs for trade processing

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 15:00

Irish start-up, Fund Recs, a developer of cloud-based reconciliation software to global fund administrators to to provide trade processing solutions for Capita Asset Services fund business in Ireland.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Heitman LLC launches real estate opportunities fund… BIL Manage Invest receives CSSF approval as a UCITS Management Company

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 19:03

This week the Management Board of Directors of the Palaedino Fund announced that London-based Sabre Fund Management Limited had launched the Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund. »

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Palaedino and Sabre launch Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 14:45

The Palaedino Fund (UCITS IV) and Sabre Fund Management Limited (Sabre) have launched the Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Newsmith to launch UCITS version of European fund… Invesco PowerShares launches buyback ETF…

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:03

Malaysia-based asset manager Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad has launched an Asian equity-focused UCITS fund reported Citywire Global Asia this week. The Affin Hwang Capital Asian Series is domiciled in Luxembourg and initially consists of two sub-funds: Select Asia Opportunity Fund and Select Asia Quantum Fund. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Goldman Sachs Asset Management adds fixed income fund to its SICAV structure… Source lists EURO STOXX Optimised Banks UCITS ETF…

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 10:07

Source this week announced the listing of the Source EURO STOXX Optimised Banks UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange. The fund provides exposure to banks within the Eurozone and is optimised to reduce exposure to illiquid stocks. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

First Trust Global Portfolios Ltd launches multi-factor Eurozone ETF on Euronext… HSBC to provide asset services to Korea’s first RQFII manager…

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 12:45

Gottex Fund Management is gearing up to launch its first UCITS product under the popular RQFII program that gives global asset managers access to China’s equity markets. The fund is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2015 according to the firm’s latest trading statement. It will invest in China’s A-shares market and will be managed by the Gottex-VStone Asset Management office in Shanghai. Gottex moved to establish a joint venture with VStone last year. »

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Gottex on track for first UCITS RQFII China product launch

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 06:03

Gottex Fund Management is on track to launch its first UCITS RQFII China product during the first quarter of 2015, according to the group’s latest trading statement for the quarter ended 30 September 2014. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

LSE welcomes 150th fixed income ETF listing… Value Partners launches its first RQFII China A-share fund…

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:43

Hong Kong-based asset manager Value Partners announced this week that it was launching its first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) product – Value Partners China A-Share Select Fund.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Paris manager appoints CACEIS as asset servicing partner… Anavon Capital launches equity long/short fund on Alpha UCITS platform…

Sun, 12/10/2014 - 11:16

This week London based ETP provider Source announced that it had partnered with Ashmore to launch the manager’s first funds in Europe. Ashmore is a specialist active investment manager with more than 20 years’ experience in emerging markets. »

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Anavon Capital launches UCITS fund on Alpha UCITS Platform

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:01

Anavon Capital has launched the Anavon Global Equity Long/Short UCITS fund on the Alpha UCITS Platform. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Event-driven alternative UCITS’ AuM up 131 per cent in 2014… Vanguard launches four new ETFs on LSE…

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 10:45

Vanguard this week launched four Irish-domiciled Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) on the London Stock Exchange. The new funds complement Vanguard’s existing ETF range and will give UK investors the opportunity to construct low-cost equity portfolios with greater international diversification. »

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Castle Hall Alternatives and SwissAnalytics partner to provide due diligence services

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 10:05

Castle Hall Alternatives has formed a partnership with SwissAnalytics, based in Zurich, to extend the reach of the OpsDiligence online diligence platform. »

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Pictet Select-Global Long/Short Equity attracts EUR200m in first month

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 10:00

Pictet Select-Global Long/Short Equity has attracted close to EUR200 million in commitments since its launch on 29 August 2014. »

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New German CTA strategy based on Artificial Intelligence delivers uncorrelated returns

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:06

Frankfurt-based Tungsten Capital Management’s Artificial Intelligence CTA programme, which was taken live 12 months ago, has delivered strong returns. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Hermes and CSOP team up to give investors access to China’s “sunshine” managers… UBS Global Asset Management launches 4 ETFs on LSE…

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 17:28

UBS Global Asset Management this week announced the listing of four ETFs on the London Stock Exchange. The funds track the Dow Jones Global Select Dividend and MSCI Emerging Markets SRI indices as well as the MSCI USA index. »

Luxembourg

Fuchs & Associés Group launches Super ManCo

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 06:02

Fuchs & Associés Group has been granted authorisation by the CSSF for Fuchs Asset Management SA, its Luxembourg-based super management company (Super ManCo). »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Deutsche Bank survey shows that investor allocations to alternative UCITS have doubled year-on-year… ETF provider Source to launch first product in the US…

Sun, 21/09/2014 - 17:12

London-based Source, one of Europe’s leading ETF providers, this week announced that it was launching its first product in the US. Source’s first investment product to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange is the Source EURO STOXX 50 ETF, which offers highly liquid exposure to the largest blue chip stocks in the Eurozone.  »

Regulation

CBI consults on enhancements to corporate governance for fund managers

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 17:00

The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) has welcomed the consultation by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) to enhance fund management company effectiveness and efficiency. »

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Alceda granted AIFM licence in Luxembourg

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 14:03

Alceda Fund Management has been granted a licence to act as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by the Luxemburgish Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Industry’s largest hedge fund managers still see appeal for alternative UCITS… Bovill issues alert update on UCITS V Directive…

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:32

Some of the largest hedge fund managers such as BlueBay Asset Management LLP, Marshall Wace LLP and Brevan Howard are piling in to the liquid alternative fund space as demand shows no sign of abating reported Bloomberg this week. »

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Investor demand fuelling dramatic growth of hedge fund liquid alternatives, says DB study

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:04

The percentage of participating investors allocating liquid alternative investments rose from 28 per cent to 51 per cent year-on-year, according to a study by Deutsche Bank. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Milltrust to begin inviting frontier and emerging markets managers onto its EMMA UCITS platform… UAI Global gains 0.51 per cent in August…

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:39

Alceda Fund Management SA has teamed up with APN Property Group (“APN”), a specialist Asia Pacific real estate investment manager to redomicile a former Cayman fund to a Luxembourg SICAV Specialised Investment Fund (SIF). »

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VAM launches frontier markets fund

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 06:03

Specialist fund manager VAM has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS IV fund targeting the high growth potential of frontier market equities. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Vanguard cuts the costs to 25 of its ETFs and tracker funds … GAM launches US mortgage backed securities (MBS) UCITS fund…

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 09:54

Lyxor Asset Management has expanded its range of ETFs available on the London Stock Exchange with the launch of four new European equity products: »

Dollars

Private wealth inflows buoy hedge fund assets to USD2.9trn

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 09:03

Three quarters (73 per cent) of hedge fund managers say competition in fundraising has increased in the past 12 months, according to a survey by Preqin. »

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GAM launches GAM Star MBS Total Return Fund

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 14:03

GAM has launched the GAM Star MBS Total Return Fund – a UCITS-compliant version of an institutional investment strategy. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Net sales of long-term UCITS decline in June… Morgan Stanley launches MS Kairos Enhanced Selection UCITS fund…

Mon, 25/08/2014 - 18:58

Source, one of Europe’s leding providers of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), has launched the Source JP Morgan Macro Hedge Dual Vega Target 4% TR UCITS ETF. The ETF aims to provide cost-effective exposure to volatility and is the third ETF in the JP Morgan Macro Hedge series. »

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Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook – Augst 2015

In this excerpt from Preqin Special Report: Hedge Fund Manager Outlook, we take a closer look at the level of competition in the industry today and use our latest survey results to reveal fund manager predictions for asset growth for the rest of 2015. ... »

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survey

The Preqin Special Report: Private Debt Fund Manager Outlook features exclusive survey results drawn from over 100 private debt fund managers worldwide. This extract discusses what fund managers have highlighted as the biggest issues facing the industry and their views on regulation. ... »

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Cybersecurty for Hedge Funds

Cybersecurity for Hedge Funds

Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:00

Cybersecurity is no longer simply an IT issue, it is now a business issue. This is the conclusion of the experts and fund managers around the world whose opinions were polled for this landmark Hedgeweek Special Report, which outlines Best Practices for Cybersecurity in a fast-changing environment where managers need to keep several steps ahead of cyber criminals... »

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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. ... »

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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.  ... »

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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.  ... »

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