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Luxembourg Fund Services 2015

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:24

This Globalfundmedia Special Report examines the latest trends in alternative funds setting-up and distributing into the EU using Luxembourg as a springboard, and unravels the latest structuring and distribution solutions available in the Grand Duchy to a

The 'Luxembourg Fund Services 2015' special report comprises 7 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Global Fund Media

Luxembourg upholds its hallmark of quality under AIFMD

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:28

Luxembourg's funds industry is marching ahead as Europe's leading funds domicile if figures released by the Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry (ALFI) are anything to go by. According to ALFI, March saw the Grand Duchy enjoy record net sales and a growth of AUM.  »

Alan Picone, Kinetic Partners

A future centre of substance for AIFMs

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:31

Luxembourg has carved out a significant position as Europe's leading onshore fund domicile over the last 20 years. This has largely been based on the popularity of UCITS funds, and the fact that the UCITS brand is now one with genuine global investor appeal.  »

Cindyrella Amistadi, Credit Suisse

Key areas of support for alternative fund managers

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:35

MultiConcept Fund Management SA ("MultiConcept") is an AIFM and UCITS IV fund Management Company. Established in Luxembourg in 2004, MultiConcept has approximately CHF10.7 billion in assets under administration. It currently has 20 umbrella structures with 89 sub-funds.  »

Frederic Perard, BNP Paribas Seurities Services

Distribution and the benefit of having a strong network

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:38

This summer, to further enhance the strength of its global network, BNP Paribas Securities Services) (BNP Paribas) chose to integrate EY's Global Fund Distribution (GFD) product into its wider Fund Distribution Services (FDS) offering. This gives clients access to a comprehensive range of information to help them determine which product to distribute, which jurisdiction(s) to choose, which investors to target and the most appropriate distribution channels.  »

Denise Voss, ALFI

Luxembourg’s service providers focus on AIFM solutions

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:41

One of the biggest challenges of AIFMD is that it directly impinges on investment activities at the manager level, as opposed to the fund level under the UCITS IV framework. This has required a shift in mindset, not just for managers, but also fund authorities in well-established fund jurisdictions such as Luxembourg.  »

Michel van Zanten, Circle Partners

The importance of independent service provider integration

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:44

Collaboration is extremely important for any service provider looking to do business in Luxembourg and in that respect, Circle Partners (`Circle'), an independent fund administrator, is no exception.  »

Kavitha Ramachandra, Maitland

Attracting PE and RE managers to innovative AIFM platform

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 11:48

In May 2014, MS Management Services SA, a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of the Maitland group, a leading global fund administrator, received authorisation from the CSSF to act as a third-party AIFM to alternative investment funds. At the same time, it established its own umbrella fund platform, MS SICAV SIF, to support managers wishing to fast track the process of launching a readily passportable EU product.  »

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