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Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Weekly UCITS News (Friday)
Martin Bock, RBC Dexia

KII countdown: the global dimension

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 22:00

Key Investor Information becomes a reality in twenty days – and this is just the start. Martin Bock (pictured), Senior Manager, Funds Segment Strategy at RBC Dexia, comments… »

Roman Rosslenbroich, co-founder and CEO of Aquila Capital

Aquila Capital’s AC Spectrum Fund marks one year milestone with attractive performance and inflows

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 06:00

Aquila Capital's AC Spectrum Fund has achieved convincing returns since its launch one year ago. With assets under management (AUM) of over EUR 180 million, the Fund has been one of the fastest growing alternative UCITS funds and ranks amongst the largest alternative funds in the UCITS universe.  »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

TOBAM and Value Partners launch new funds, Matrix shuts its New European Ucits fund, May performance figures down 1.36 per cent

Sun, 10/06/2012 - 12:34

TOBAM, the Paris-based asset management firm established by Yves Choueifaty and colleagues in 2006 as the Quantitative Asset Management Group within Lehman Brothers »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Acolin’s Haefele discusses Swiss distribution opportunities, two portfolio managers leave Pictet, while US firm Eaton Vance launches UCITS funds in Europe

Sun, 03/06/2012 - 17:12

This week Daniele Haefele, CEO of Acolin, the Zurich-based independent fund distribution provider, talked to Hedgeweek about distribution opportunities in Switzerland. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Cross-border distribution into Asia facing challenges, JPMAM close statistical market neutral fund, Fitzsimmons to depart Threadneedle

Sun, 27/05/2012 - 20:40

Independent corporate governance and support services provider, Carne Group, has published the latest addition of its UCITS Guide for Alternative Managers reported FINa »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

RMG Wealth Mgt and BlackRock launch new funds, net sales for UCITS climb in EFAMA report, while top lawyer voices concerns over derivatives trading between US banks and UCITS funds

Sun, 20/05/2012 - 15:28

London-based RMG Wealth Management is apparently planning to launch its inaugural UCITS fund for UK clients before year-end reported FT Adviser this week. »

Mark Westwood, Co-manager of the Threadneedle UK Absolute Alpha fund,

Threadneedle UK Absolute Alpha Fund reaches USD100m milestone

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 10:00

The Threadneedle UK Absolute Alpha Fund, co-managed by Mark Westwood and Chris Kinder, has delivered top quartile returns since its launch on 1 October 2010, and has now reached over USD100m in assets. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Cheyne Capital and JP Morgan Asset Management launch new funds…French tax on dividends rejected by EU courts… Northern Trust appoints Steve David as Lux country head

Sun, 13/05/2012 - 09:52

Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP announced the launch of a pair of UCITS IV funds this week: the Cheyne Global Credit Fund and the Cheyne European Real Estate Bond Fund. »

Chris Goekjian, Chief Investment Officer, Cheyne Capital

Cheyne launches two Ucits IV compliant funds

Fri, 11/05/2012 - 13:13

Cheyne Capital Management (UK) (Cheyne Capital) is launching two UCITS IV compliant funds – the Cheyne Global Credit Fund and the Cheyne European Real Estate Bond Fund. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

IFIA opens Hong Kong office, alternative UCITS funds falter again, and Ignis AM prepares to launch bond fund

Sun, 06/05/2012 - 23:07

Alternative UCITS funds continued to pare back gains made in the first two months of the year. »

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Follow Hedgeweek’s news editor James Williams on Twitter

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 12:52

Hedgeweek’s news editor, James Williams – @HedgeWeekJames – has started tweeting this week. James will be sharing his personal thoughts on developments in the global hedge fund industry, and, in keeping with the Hedgeweek ethos, will take a 360-degree view on events. »

Louis Zanolin, CEO of Alix Capital,

Alternative UCITS assets grow by 375% in three years, says Alix Capital

Tue, 01/05/2012 - 06:00

UCITS hedge fund assets under management increased in Q1 from EUR113 billion to EUR120 biillion (+6.2%), according to Alix Capital’s latest quarterly research on the industry. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Key Asia markets for UCITS, RBC Dexia warns against underestimating KIIDs and Axiom breaks convention by waiving fees

Sun, 29/04/2012 - 19:12

Global asset managers looking to distribute UCITS funds in Asia should focus their attentions on Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. »

Alessandro Mauceri, Chairman of the Board of the Axiom Fund

Axiom Fund waives management fees

Wed, 25/04/2012 - 10:00

Axiom Fund has waived its management fees for the Axiom UCITS Alternative Investable Index Fund (the Axiom Fund) becoming the first fund of funds in the alternative UCITS space to charge performance fees only. »

Jon Griffin, head of fund services for Europe at JPMAM

KIIDs go live for JP Morgan’s Luxembourg UCITS funds range

Sun, 22/04/2012 - 11:27

JP Morgan Asset Management has moved swiftly with an announcement this week that it has gone live with Key Investor Information Documents (KIID) for its Lux-domiciled suite of UCITS funds. »

Jonathan Schuman, head of global business development, Matthews

Matthews adds Asia-focused UCITS to Allfunds Bank platform

Sun, 22/04/2012 - 11:23

San Francisco-based Matthews International Capital Management LLC, America’s largest dedicated Asia investment specialist, has started to offer a number of its Lux-domiciled UCITS on < »

John Ricciardi, CEO and fund manager, Kestrel Investment Partners

Kestrel takes to the skies with global multi-asset UCITS fund

Sun, 22/04/2012 - 11:19

London-based Kestrel Investment Partners announced this week the launch of a new global multi-asset UCITS IV fund; the Kestrel Global »

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SwissWealth Management launches alternative UCITS FoFs

Sun, 22/04/2012 - 11:09

Lugano-based SwissWealth Management has launched its first alternative UCITS fund of funds which aims to avoid hedge fund replica strategies reported Citywire Global this week. »

John Ricciardi, CEO Kestrel Investment Partners and fund manager

Kestrel launches Global Portfolio

Mon, 16/04/2012 - 14:33

Investment management company Kestrel Investment Partners (Kestrel) has launched a new global multi-asset fund, the Kestrel Global Portfolio. The fund launches with GBP25 million assets under management and a Silver grading from S&P. »

Inès de Dinechin, CEO of Lyxor

Lyxor AM adds Caxton HAWK quant strategy to Dimension UCITS platform

Sun, 15/04/2012 - 11:12

Lyxor Asset Management this week announced the launch of its third alternative single manager on its Lyxor Dimension UCITS platform. »

Andrew Ritchie, executive director, KB Associates

KB Associates appoints Andrew Ritchie as ED

Sun, 15/04/2012 - 11:06

KB Associates, the boutique operational consultancy firm, this week announc »

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Jupiter to spin hedge funds out of orbit

Sun, 15/04/2012 - 11:01

Jupiter Asset Management is to dispense with hedge funds altogether as a separate business line as it prepares to switch investors into regulated vehicles reported FINalternatives this week, »


Prodigy Capital Partners plans to redomicile its Cayman fund to Luxembourg

Sun, 15/04/2012 - 10:55

London-based Prodigy Capital Partners is initiating plans to restructure and redomicile its Prodigy Asia & Emerging Markets fund from the Cayman Islands to Luxembourg it said in a shareh »

Andrew Ritchie, Executive Director, KB Associates

KB Associates appoints Andrew Ritchie as Executive Director

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 06:00

KB Associates, a consulting firm to the asset management community, has appointed Andrew Ritchie as an Executive Director. »

Inès de Dinechin, CEO of Lyxor

Lyxor launches new single Ucits alternative fund

Wed, 11/04/2012 - 16:00

Lyxor Asset Management has teamed up with HAWK Quantitative Strategies – a company associated with Caxton Associates LP – to launch the third alternative single manager on its Lyxor Dimension UCITS Platform. »

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Alternative UCITS funds fall 0.49 per cent in March

Thu, 05/04/2012 - 11:11

The UCITS Alternative Index Global fell -0.49 per cent in March, erasing February’s gains of 0.87 per cent to leave it at 1.75 per cent YTD. »

Stephen Holliday, GLG

GLG launches market neutral financials UCITS

Thu, 05/04/2012 - 11:07

GLG, the discretionary investment manager of hedge fund behemoth Man Group has launched a UCITS-III compliant version of its long/short financials fund reported F »

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Managers not in favour of proposed securities lending reforms

Thu, 05/04/2012 - 11:00

Managers are resisting proposed regulatory reforms that would see them no longer being able to profit from securities lending – a practice whereby shares or ot »

Xavier Guillon, CEO, OYSTER Funds

SYZ & Co launches OYSTER US Selection UCITS fund

Sat, 31/03/2012 - 16:59

Swiss banking group SYZ & Co this week announced the launch of OYSTER US Selection, a new sub-fund of its OYSTER Luxembourg UCITS SICAV. »

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Ireland approves new corporate fund structure

Sat, 31/03/2012 - 16:50

The Irish Minister for Finance has approved, in principal, the development of legislation for a new corporate fund structure intended to meet US ‘check the box’ requirements and reduce »

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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. ... »

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.  ... »

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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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... »

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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