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Weekly UCITS News (Friday)

Weekly UCITS News (Friday)
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Harrington Cooper appointed UK distributor of Oaktree fund range

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 17:00

Harrington Cooper has been appointed by Oaktree Capital Management (Oaktree) to distribute its UCITS SICAV fund range to professional fund selectors in the UK.  »

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Heitman launches European Real Estate Return UCITS fund

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 16:01

Real estate investment management firm Heitman has launched a new absolute return UCITS IV compliant fund, the Heitman European Real Estate Opportunities Fund (HERO). »


Fuchs & Associés Group launches Super ManCo

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 06:02

Fuchs & Associés Group has been granted authorisation by the CSSF for Fuchs Asset Management SA, its Luxembourg-based super management company (Super ManCo). »

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Alceda granted AIFM licence in Luxembourg

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 14:03

Alceda Fund Management has been granted a licence to act as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by the Luxemburgish Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). »

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All companies in La Française Group are now authorised AIFMs

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:04

La Française Group has obtained AIFM approval for all its management companies. »

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IFSL North Row Liquid Property Fund opens for UK retail investors

Mon, 24/02/2014 - 14:04

North Row Capital’s new IFSL North Row Liquid Property Fund is now open to retail investors for a minimum investment of GBP10,000. »

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Brooks Macdonald launches first UCITS core property fund

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 16:40

Brooks Macdonald Funds (BMF) is to launch the IFSL North Row Liquid Property Fund, believed to be the UK’s first actively-managed UCITS core property fund. »

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BNP Paribas acquires German “Depotbank” business of Commerzbank

Fri, 26/07/2013 - 11:18

BNP Paribas Securities Services has acquired Commerzbank’s “Depotbank” business for German domiciled UCITS and institutional funds, securities funds as well as open-ended real estate funds. »

Alternative UCITS 2013

Hedgeweek Special Report: Alternative UCITS 2013

Mon, 22/07/2013 - 18:23

By the end of Q1 2013 total assets in the alternative UCITS space advanced by 29 per cent year-on-year to EUR155billion. But this is still a small share of total UCITS AuM of around EUR6.6trillion. »


Central Bank of Ireland consults on regulatory regime for non-Ucits funds

Mon, 29/10/2012 - 14:10

The Central Bank of Ireland is to initiate a consultation on the Irish regulatory regime for non-Ucits funds.  »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Mirabaud hires emerging markets trio, LUMA platform teams up with Southport Harbor Associates…

Sun, 29/07/2012 - 18:58

Singapore-based asset manager, Milltrust International Group, founded by Simon Hopkins in January 2011, has launched an innovative range of emerging market UCITS funds, ad »

James Williams', news editor, Hedgeweek

Wells Fargo launches six new UCITS funds, JP Morgan launches tax calculation reporting service for UK-distributed UCITS, Prosperity Capital Management launches Lux-domiciled fund and EFAMA reports fifth consecutive month of UCITS net inflows

Sun, 15/07/2012 - 10:08

JP Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) has launched its tax calculation reporting service for UCITS funds distributed into the UK the firm announced this week. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Galaxy Asset Management shuts China UCITS fund, Smith & Williamson to launch corporate bond UCITS, ALFI responds to EU proposal paper on UCITS V, while alternative UCITS end June down 0.23 per cent

Sun, 08/07/2012 - 13:20

AsianInvestor this week reported that Joe Chan’s Galaxy Asset Management, one of Hong Kong’s longest running hedge funds, had decided to shutter its China Absolute Return Ucits hedge fund just 19 months after inception. The fund, which at the time was the first Ucits-compliant, China-focused hedge fund to be launched by an Asian fund manager, launched with USD30million in November 2010. It has now earned another, albeit unwelcome, first by becoming the first known closure of a China alternative Ucits fund by an Asian manager. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

SGSS launches Ucits turnkey solution, Swiss & Global and Nomura both launch new funds, Multifonds revamps platform to support traditional and alternative fund structures

Sun, 01/07/2012 - 16:04

Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) announced at this week’s Fund Forum International the launch of a turnkey solution to enable asset management companies and independent managers to create, manage and promote Ucits funds. SSGS said that the solution was aimed at global managers who don’t want to create a Ucits-registered asset management firm, instead providing them with a Luxembourg legal structure that fulfills EU regulations. The turnkey solution allows managers to create and distribute Ucits funds across all 27 members of the EU as well as offer distribution advantages in non-EU jurisdictions. »

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… »

Peter De Proft, Director General of EFAMA

EFAMA responds positively to latest ESMA consultation paper

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 10:00

EFAMA has welcomed the publication by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) of its Consultation Paper setting out future guidelines on UCITS Exchange-Traded Funds (UCITS ETFs) and other UCITS issues. »

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Regulation prompts fund managers to reconsider domiciles and avoid burdening costs

Wed, 18/01/2012 - 06:00

A greater focus from regulators and investors has led to an increased number of hedge fund and private equity managers actively considering strategic moves to more favourable domiciles, according to a new report from Clear Path Analysis. Emerging regions are particularly appealing to investors and as such managers are now looking at the business potential of setting up a presence overseas. »

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Fitch assigns Henderson Horizon Global Property Equities Fund 'Strong' Fund Quality Rating

Wed, 21/12/2011 - 13:55

Fitch Ratings has assigned the Henderson Horizon Global Property Equities Fund, a fund managed by Henderson Global Investors, a 'Strong' Fund Quality Rating. »

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Luxembourg Investment Solutions partners with Butterfield Fulcrum

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 06:00

Independent fund services provider Butterfield Fulcrum, and Luxembourg Investment Solutions SA (LIS), a regulated (UCITS-licensed) management company, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to provide a complete suite of management company and fund administration services in Luxembourg. »

Marc Saluzzi, Chairman of ALFI

ALFI defines ambition for Luxembourg fund centre

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 11:00

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has set out its ambition for the Luxembourg Fund Centre to be a global centre of excellence for the asset management industry, thereby creating opportunities for investors, fund professionals and the global community as a whole.   »

Brendan Dolan, Co-President of PerTrac

PerTrac goes daily for UCITS and beyond

Thu, 30/06/2011 - 06:00

PerTrac has launched new releases of its analytics solutions, PerTrac Analytics 7.2 and PowerLink 1.2. The powerful, new versions handle all data frequency types including daily data for investment analysis, strategy comparison and fund benchmarking. »

James Wilkinson, fund manager, Thames River Real Estate Securities Fund

Thames River eyes London, Paris and Stockholm opportunities

Fri, 08/04/2011 - 06:00

From launch on 8th April 2010 to the close of its first financial year on 31st March 2011, the Thames River Real Estate Securities Fund, which now has net assets of approximately GBP47 million, has returned 20.80%, compared to 15.48% for its benchmark. »

Peter Hughes, managing director of Apex Fund Services

Apex Fund Services opens its Luxembourg office

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 16:05

Apex Fund Services, a fund administration business, has opened its Luxembourg office. »


Alt assets research


Alternative methods of accessing the private real estate market, including separate accounts, joint ventures and co-investments, are under the spotlight in this extract from the Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2015. ... »


Richard Ansyet, Intralinks

Over the last 10 years, organisations have undergone a wholesale change in the way they run their businesses. Thanks to cloud-based platforms, wireless Internet, and the proliferation of desktop and mobile device applications, the perimeter of most businesses has moved beyond the four walls of their office. This has revolutionised the way people work: no longer tied to their desks they can be equally as effective aboard an aircraft or sitting next to the beach on vacation.  ... »


Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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