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Netherlands Alternative Investment Fund Services 2017

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 12:31

This Hedgeweek Special Report examines how Amsterdam, which is just an hour from London, Paris and Frankfurt, and boasts a multi-lingual workforce and flexible and cost-efficient fund structures, is proving an attractive location for asset managers

The 'Netherlands Alternative Investment Fund Services 2017' special report comprises 5 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Hedgeweek

The Netherlands: all the right ingredients

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 12:46

The Netherlands is home to Europe's oldest stock exchange, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, first established back in 1602. According to the latest IMF report, its financial system has assets nearly eight times GDP with the largest three banks accounting for 72 per cent of the sector's assets. They are: ING Bank NV, Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, and ABN AMRO Bank NV. »

Gildas le Treut, ABN Amro Clearing

The benefits to using a specialised prime broker

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 12:54

Starting up a fund is a battle, regardless of which jurisdiction the manager chooses. For those with a trading background embarking on their inaugural launch, one location that is perfectly predisposed yet sometimes overlooked is the Netherlands; a mere one hour from London City airport.  »

Joris Groot, Circle Partners

Holland’s flexibility to running AIFs is its strength

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 13:01

The Netherlands is ideally placed within Europe, being less than two hours away from the main financial centres such as London, Frankfurt and Paris. It is home to some of Europe's largest pension plans, many of who are active allocators to alternative investment funds, and boasts a world-class business environment and workforce. Indeed, as PwC point out in a recent report*, the Netherlands was ranked number 7 in the world by Forbes' `Best Countries for Business' in 2016.  »

Sven Bouman, Saemor Capital

Systematic approach captures alpha opportunities

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 13:10

By Sven Bouman, Saemor Capital – Saemor Capital is a specialist systematic investment manager, based in The Hague. Saemor has won a number of awards including long-term performance over five years. Saemor is AIFMD-regulated manager, managing over USD500 million. The company was founded in 2008 with the backing of insurance company Aegon as a cornerstone investor. Aegon decided to optimise its equity portfolio by splitting the alpha from the beta, allowing Sven Bouman and his team to spin off to manage a long/short market-neutral fund investing in European equities.  »

Sicco Plesman, KAS Trust & Depositary Services

Extending 50 years’ depositary experience to AIFs

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 13:17

With the implementation of AIFMD and UCITS V, the cost of launching EU funds has undoubtedly increased. Managers have to weigh up these costs versus the benefits of reaching a wider audience of European investors, compared to offshore funds. For those based in the UK, an added complication is Brexit.  »

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