Serge Houles, IPM

IPM launches new Irish UCITS ICAV

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 09:31

IPM, a Stockholm-based systematic asset manager, has completed the transfer of the sub-fund MS IPM Systematic Macro UCITS Fund from the Morgan Stanley FundLogic Alternative UCITS platform to the new IPM UCITS Umbrella ICAV (IPM UCITS ICAV), following Morgan Stanley’s decision to discontinue the FundLogic Alternatives umbrella last year. »

Cyril Delamare, ML Capital

Warrington Asset Management Strategic UCITS Fund launches on MontLake UCITS Platform ICAV

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 09:56

Warrington Asset Management (Warrington) has launched the Warrington Strategic UCITS Fund on the MontLake UCITS Platform. »

Carter Sims, Thornburg

Thornburg launches Long/Short Equity UCITS Fund

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 09:03

Thornburg Investment Management (Thornburg), a global investment firm with USD41 billion in assets under management, has launched the Thornburg Long/Short Equity Fun, a UCITS fund domiciled in Dublin, Ireland. 

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James Williams, Global Fund Media

Fresh insights on Alternative UCITS marketplace

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 09:06

The alternative UCITS environment remains a compelling option for institutional investors but there are signs that the strong annual AUM growth seen over the last five or six years has slowed in 2018. Investors have decided to exercise caution in 2018, holding back on allocations while they wait to see how the markets will fare. Combine this with poor performance, leading to natural compression of AUM, and the alternative UCITS sector has failed to ignite this year.  »

Richard Day, ML Capital

Delivering a Brexit-proof distribution model

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:45

For UK fund managers, distribution in a post-Brexit environment is very topical. It is one of the single biggest challenges that UK managers are grappling with, as well as managers based around the world who wish to do business in Europe.  »

Moez Bousarsar, Lyxor Asset Management

In Alt UCITS we trust

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:41

Lyxor Asset Management is one of Europe’s leading asset managers and has been expertly selecting hedge fund strategies since 1998. Lyxor has enjoyed great success since it started launching UCITS funds on its dedicated Alternative UCITS platform at the beginning of 2013. »

Andrew Dreaneen, Schroders

Market downturn could attract fresh source of capital

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:37

Alternative UCITS funds experienced a 16 per cent growth in AUM in 2017, with total assets exceeding USD522 billion according to LuxHedge, an alternative UCITS index provider. Over that period, a record 248 new funds launched and the sense was that investor sentiment remained upbeat.  »

Philip Lovegrove, Matheson

Bank loan UCITS could present future growth opportunity

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:33

The days of managers setting up new long-only large-cap US equity UCITS are largely gone, according to Philip Lovegrove, partner in law firm Matheson’s Asset Management Department. “Products are getting more complex and one of the manifestations of this is that for a number of years now, we have been seeing a lot of strategies and instruments that have traditionally belonged in the hedge fund world being brought into the UCITS world,” says Lovegrove. »

Ben O'Bryan, Goldman Sachs

Amundi partnership underscores GS commitment to UCITS

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:30

Back in February 2018, Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division, announced that it was partnering with Amundi with regards to its Luxembourgish funds based on the bank’s proprietary systematic strategy suite as well as to help support and expand its alternative UCITS offering. Amundi will take on the role as management company of the whole fund range and in addition become the investment manager for the proprietary systematic UCITS and SIF platforms. »

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East Capital launches UCITS version of China A-Shares strategy

Thu, 06/09/2018 - 09:03

East Capital has launched a UCITS version of its successful China A-Shares strategy, providing investors with easier access to investment opportunities on the Chinese onshore equity markets. »

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