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Pietro Nicholls, RM Funds

Fund aims for income from alternative assets

Mon, 04/06/2018 - 13:29

RM Funds has announced the launch of the VT RM Alternative Income Fund (RMAI), an actively managed open-ended fund investing in defensive, income producing alternative assets. »

Sofiane Gharred, Selwood

Deutsche Bank and Selwood launch Market Neutral Credit strategy on Deutsche Bank’s UCITS platform

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 09:19

Deutsche Bank’s liquid alternatives group has teamed up with Selwood Asset Management to launch a Market Neutral Credit strategy on Deutsche Bank’s UCITS platform. »

Taylor Lukof, ABR Dynamic Funds

VIX 2.0 mutual fund offers absolute returns in volatile markets

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 14:41

The VIX is not broken says Taylor Lukof of ABR Dynamic Funds. “There was an opportunity for the VIX to break on the 5th of February and here we are two weeks later and the VIX is at 18, down from 50, the markets are back up and the world is fine. »

Drew Edwards, Usonian

Usonian launches Japan Value UCITS Fund on Skyline Umbrella Fund ICAV

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:15

Usonian Investments, a Japanese equity manager located in Chicago and Tokyo, has launched the Usonian Japan Value UCITS Fund on Skyline Umbrella Fund ICAV platform, with initial capital of GBP 73.7 million.   »

Michael Sanders, LRI Invest

LRI Group launches Equity Long/Short Market Neutral UCITS Fund for M17 Capital Management

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 10:12

LRI Group, an independent investment services company, has partnered with M17 Capital Management, a Swiss based investment company, to launch its European Market Neutral UCITS Fund. »

Jack Lowenstein, Trium Morphic

Morphic to launch UCITS-compliant long/short ESG strategy on the Trium UCITS platform

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 10:29

Sydney-based Morphic Asset Management is launching a new global equity strategy on the Trium UCITS platform, employing ESG factors to generate alpha on both short and long positions. »

Tillman Sachs, J8

J8 launches UI-J8 Global Absolute Return UCITS Fund

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 10:05

J8 Capital Management has launched the UI-J8 Global Absolute Return UCITS Fund, opening up the firm’s systematic investment strategy to an institutional as well as retail audience. »

Kenneth Sim, ML Capital

The value of a well-crafted distribution strategy

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 13:01

Getting distribution right is crucial when launching UCITS funds. The last thing a manager wants is to struggle to grow their AUM. Not only does it look bad in the eyes of prospective investors, an inadequate marketing effort can quickly become a costly and frustrating exercise.  »

Laura Elliot, Goldman Sachs

Inside views on the Goldman Sachs UCITS Platform

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 12:53

Goldman Sachs Fund Solutions is a bespoke solutions-oriented fund investments platform that was launched in 2004 within the Securities Division. The platform, at large, provides investors with access to unique internal strategies via regulated funds (UCITS and AIFMD-compliant funds), unregulated funds, as well as managed accounts. In addition, it offers investors access to carefully selected external alternative fund managers; referred to specifically as the Third Party Managed (UCITS) Platform.  »

Cyril Delamere, ML Capital

ML Capital: More than just a platform

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 12:45

ML Capital is an independent European regulated fund structurer that is rightly well known for its MontLake UCITS and MontLake QIAIF platforms, the success of which has seen firm-wide AUM grow to EUR5 billion since its inception in 2009.  »

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