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Kavitha Ramachandran, Maitland Group

On track to launch first set of RAIFs

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:23

The introduction of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund under the Luxembourg Bill of Law N∞6929 (Bill 6929) this year could be a game changer for the jurisdiction. In short, the RAIF is an investment fund product that removes the double layer of regulation. Rather, the regulation focuses on the AIFM and crucially, gives fund sponsors a quicker time to market.  »

Nicolas Palate, CACEIS

Equity Bridge Financing solution helps improve IRR

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:16

CACEIS offers private equity fund managers bridge financing solutions that allow them to delay the process of collecting capital commitments from investors, thereby enhancing the internal rate of return of the fund.  »

Jesper Steiness, SS&C Advent

Fintech helps automate alternative funds

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:09

At SS&C Advent, an independent unit of SS&C Technologies who collectively support more than 10,000 customers worldwide, there has been, according to Jesper Steiness (pictured), Director of Global Accounts, a clear growth of interest among fund managers and service providers to improve automation with respect to alternative portfolio accounting and reporting.  »

Jean-Florent Richard, BNP Paribas Securities SErvices

Ready for the RAIFolution

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:03

The recently introduced Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) is compelling to fund managers because although it is not subject to direct supervisory authority from the CSSF, it is still a fully AIFMD-compliant product, benefiting from the European passport for marketing to professional investors in Europe.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

The RAIF: A game changer for Luxembourg

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:56

Luxembourg has deposited a new Bill of Law with the Luxembourg Parliament called the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) Regime. It is a regime that embraces the concept of AIFMD being manager-focused regulation. The RAIF, unlike the heretonow popular SIF, does not need to be under the direct supervision of Luxembourg's regulator, the CSSF. Instead, the RAIF merely needs to appoint an authorised AIFM, based in Luxembourg or any other EU jurisdiction.  »

Len-Yu Liu, TAIFEX

TAIFEX launches three derivative contracts

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:31

The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) has launched three new derivative contracts – a Taiwan Dollar (TWD)-denominated Nifty 50 Futures contract, and two FX futures contracts: EUR/USD FX Futures and USD/JPY FX Futures. »

Andrew Melnick, Murphy & McGonigle

Hedge fund litigator Melnick joins Murphy & McGonigle

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:29

Andrew Melnick has joined law firm Murphy & McGonigle as a shareholder in the firm’s New York office.  »

Arpad Busson, Gottex

Gottex completes second tranche of recapitalisation

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:26

Gottex Fund Management has completed the second tranche of its recapitalisation, with some 20,000,000 newly issued shares now trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange. »

London commodity pool operator and commodity trading adviser fined USD60,000

London commodity pool operator and commodity trading adviser fined USD60,000

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 08:58

The National Futures Association (NFA) has ordered The Cambridge Strategy Asset Management Limited, an NFA member commodity pool operator (CPO) and commodity trading adviser (CTA) located in London, to pay a USD60,000 fine. »

Eli Kent, Moody Aldrich Partners

Moody Aldrich Partners acquires electricity trading hedge fund kWantix

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 08:54

Moody Aldrich Partners (MAP) has acquired substantially all of the assets of Pittsburgh-based kWantix Trading and kWantix Trading Advisors.   »

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