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New closed-end fund platform from ALPS to support alternative investments

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 11:00

ALPS has launched the ALPS Interval Fund Platform, a structure built to support retail closed-end funds and interval funds. »

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Hedge funds continue to attract assets, says eVestment

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 10:00

Total hedge fund assets increased 0.22% in the first month of 2015 bringing the industry’s total asset under management to USD3.033 trillion based on asset inflows and performance gains. »

Sol Wakeman

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.03% in January

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:00

Hedge funds were up slightly in January with a gain of 0.03% overall, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Preqin Global Infrastructure Report 2015

Preqin Global Infrastructure fund manager survey results

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 08:59

The newly released 2015 Preqin Global Infrastructure Report features exclusive fund manager survey results, made available this week via a special complimentary report. The report provides insight into the future investment activity of infrastructure fund managers and their views on the current market. »

Richard Day, ML Capital

Montlake QIAIF Platform provides AIFMD solution

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:29

Hedge fund managers have two options when looking to bring a regulated fund product to Europe. The first is to go the UCITS route, the second is to establish an AIF, under the much more recent AIFM Directive, which is a far less trodden path than the UCITS regime.  »

Timothé Fuchs, Fuchs Asset Management

The art of orchestration as a European AIFM

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:26

Luxembourg-based Fuchs Asset Management is not your typical AIFM provider. Its heritage is firmly rooted in wealth management. Having now grown into a team exceeding 100 people, it took the decision to diversify its offering and set up an AIFMD-compliant management company, receiving its license from the CSSF last June.  »

Derek Delaney, DMS

Understanding the AIFMD distribution landscape

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:23

“I was in Chicago recently. A German pension fund said they had a USD500m allocation in a Chicago-based fund. They wanted to know that they could continue having a relationship with the manager and they said that having the depositary guarantee (under AIFMD) was important to their end investors. They told the manager that they wanted to put their USD500m allocation into an EU-regulated fund.  »

Gerhard Grueter, Lawson Conner

Setting up a hedge fund under AIFMD

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:20

The AIFM Directive may not be universally welcome but with greater focus being applied to compliance and operational risk oversight within the fund management industry, it is at least ensuring a new breed of higher quality fund manager; which for investors is good news.  »

Bobby Johal, Cordium

Owning an AIFM without the operational burden

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:18

Cordium, one of the industry’s leading regulatory and compliance firms, has devised a new offering for the European market to help managers overcome the marketing challenges of AIFMD.  »

Kavitha Ramachandran , Maitland Luxembourg

Extending AIFM license to PE and real estate funds

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:15

Last May, MS Management Services SA, a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of the Maitland group, received authorisation from the CSSF to act as a third-party AIFM to alternative investment funds. At the same time, it established its own umbrella fund platform, MS SICAV SIF, to support managers wishing to fast track the process of launching an AIFMD-compliant fund in Europe.  »

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