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Ian Kelly, Augentius

SGG Group completes acquisition of Augentius

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 09:05

Investor services firm SGG Group, which is backed by Astorg, has successfully completed its acquisition of Augentius having received teh relevant regulatory approvals. »

Matthew Hudson, M J Hudson

MJ Hudson acquires asset management data and analytics firm Amaces

Wed, 05/12/2018 - 10:57

London-based asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson, has acquired Amaces, a data and analytics firm, which provides tools and consulting services to help institutional investors benchmark and monitor the cost and quality of the investor services they receive from their custodian banks.   »

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Citco launches CitcoConnect for data-sharing and digital investment

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 19:32

The Citco Group of Companies (Citco) has launched CitcoConnect, a new digital solution that automates and simplifies the process of managing prospective investors, including an online utility for the placement of initial investments in alternative funds. »

Bob Kneip, KNEIP

KNEIP launches new platform in London

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 10:54

KNEIP, a Luxembourg-based fund industry specialist, is launching a new digital service platform to the London market, allowing more transparency as well as greater efficiency in the funds industry. »

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Citco launches new Æxeo Treasury solution for alternative fund managers

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 09:27

Citco has launched Æxeo Treasury, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that allows alternative fund managers to manage treasury functions through a new tool running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). »

Daniela Klasen-Martin, Crestbridge

Added substance supports third party AIFM model

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:17

On 23 August 2018, Luxembourg’s regulator, the CSSF, published a Circular 18/698 which set out to codify the organisation, substance and authorisation of Luxembourg investment fund managers. Amongst others the Circular replaces Circular 12/546, which detailed the CSSF’s expectations for UCITS managers and also served as the benchmark for AIFMs under the AIFM Directive.   »

Robert Kimmels, PraxisIFM

Private equity exits critical in current environment

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:13

Private equity is sitting astride a mountain of dry powder, which currently stands at USD1.14 trillion according to Preqin*. Fund raising has never been easier but with so much money floating around, valuations are being driven upwards.  »

James Burke, Apex

Apex primed to support UK fund managers post-Brexit

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:09

Since Brexit has become a reality, UK managers have been putting in place contingency to protect their businesses, creating opportunities for other European financial centres including Luxembourg. Once the UK leaves the EU next year neither the UCITS or AIFMD regimes will apply and UK entities will no longer be able to manage and market their funds in the EU.  »

Kavitha Ramachandran, Maitland

Brexit as a digital catalyst

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:05

By Kavitha Ramachandran – Brexit is a major political disruptor and, despite the uncertainties, it brings tremendous opportunities. London is a key financial centre and it is no surprise that while we wait for the final negotiations to fall in place, financial industry players have started taking action to create a presence on the Continent to stay competitive and continue to attract capital. As a result, the asset management industry is seeing a shift from the UK to the Continent which is creating opportunities for countries in the EU27.  »

Aleksander Jakima, Circle Partners

Connecting the dots

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:01

Luxembourg’s Reserved AIF (RAIF) has completely changed the Grand Duchy’s alternatives marketplace, from a fund structuring perspective. Over the last three decades it has become the de facto onshore jurisdiction for UCITS funds, but this has started to change in the last few years.  »

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