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Cohen & Steers launches global listed infrastructure SICAV

Cohen & Steers launches global listed infrastructure SICAV

Wed, 30/09/2015 - 10:36

Cohen & Steers has launched the Cohen & Steers SICAV Global Listed Infrastructure Fund, a new UCITS fund that delivers the firm's market-leading infrastructure strategy to retail and institutional investors outside of the United States.  »

Daniele Spada, Lyxor Asset Management

Strong traction in alternative UCITS platform

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

Lyxor Asset Management operates the largest commingled hedge fund managed account platform (MAP), but over the last couple of years it has made inroads to build out a similar offering in the UCITS space.  »

Stefano Girola, SYZ Asset Management

Two unique long/short fund offerings

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

SYZ Asset Management, the investment funds arm of Swiss banking group SYZ, offers investors two unique long/short strategies in its OYSTER UCITS-compliant fund range. The main differentiators between the two funds are summarised in the table.  »

Andres Dollery. Societe Generale Prime Services

In prime position to support CTA UCITS funds

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 10:00

Five years ago, UCITS funds weren't exactly a prominent blip on the radar screen at  Société Générale Prime Services, but over the last two years, excluding managed accounts, they have accounted for approximately 50 per cent of all new funds onboarded by the business in Europe.  »

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Polen makes flagship Focus Growth strategy available to UK and EU investors

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 19:45

Polen Capital has launched a new UCITS fund, the Focus Global Growth Irish UCITS Fund , which is now available to UK and EU investors.  »


OYSTER - European Corporate Bonds ranked No1 in the UK over three and ten years

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 20:00

SYZ Asset Management’s OYSTER - European Corporate Bonds EUR fund has been ranked best fund in the UK over three years and ten years by Lipper in the “Bond Euro - Corporates” category.  »

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Nuveen broadens global platform with new UCITS

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 17:00

Nuveen Investments has extended its offerings to non-US investors with the launch of a new UCITS fund focused on large cap core equities. The new fund is offered via Nuveen Global Investors Fund. »

Daniele Spada, Lyxor MAP

Building traction in UCITS funds space

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:24

On the surface, average hedge fund performance in 2014 has been underwhelming but when one has a clear window on performance, as Lyxor Asset Management does with its commingled managed account platform, the picture becomes more nuanced. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

UBS launches three corporate bond ETFs… Kames Capital adds two more UCITS funds to its absolute return fund range…

Mon, 08/12/2014 - 09:51

ML Capital Asset Management Ltd is to act as Investment Manager and Promoter of the Catalyst Global Real Estate Fund, an Irish domiciled UCITS. Established in South Africa in 2001, Catalyst Fund Managers, now manages in excess of USD1bln in specialist listed real estate portfolios. The investment team led by Andre Stadler and Jamie Boyes have collectively over 65 years' experience in the sector with institutions such as Investec and Old Mutual. »

James WIlliams, Hedgeweek

UCITS Equity funds suffer net outflows for first time since June 2013… Neuberger Berman launches Long Short Multi-Manager UCITS fund…

Sun, 23/11/2014 - 16:33

WisdomTree this week launched a further two UCITS ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange. This brings the total to six ETFs listed on the LSE in the past four weeks and further solidifies its position as a pioneer of dividend-weighted ETFs. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Heitman LLC launches real estate opportunities fund… BIL Manage Invest receives CSSF approval as a UCITS Management Company

Sun, 16/11/2014 - 19:03

This week the Management Board of Directors of the Palaedino Fund announced that London-based Sabre Fund Management Limited had launched the Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Newsmith to launch UCITS version of European fund… Invesco PowerShares launches buyback ETF…

Mon, 10/11/2014 - 10:03

Malaysia-based asset manager Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad has launched an Asian equity-focused UCITS fund reported Citywire Global Asia this week. The Affin Hwang Capital Asian Series is domiciled in Luxembourg and initially consists of two sub-funds: Select Asia Opportunity Fund and Select Asia Quantum Fund. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Goldman Sachs Asset Management adds fixed income fund to its SICAV structure… Source lists EURO STOXX Optimised Banks UCITS ETF…

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 10:07

Source this week announced the listing of the Source EURO STOXX Optimised Banks UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange. The fund provides exposure to banks within the Eurozone and is optimised to reduce exposure to illiquid stocks. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

First Trust Global Portfolios Ltd launches multi-factor Eurozone ETF on Euronext… HSBC to provide asset services to Korea’s first RQFII manager…

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 12:45

Gottex Fund Management is gearing up to launch its first UCITS product under the popular RQFII program that gives global asset managers access to China’s equity markets. The fund is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2015 according to the firm’s latest trading statement. It will invest in China’s A-shares market and will be managed by the Gottex-VStone Asset Management office in Shanghai. Gottex moved to establish a joint venture with VStone last year. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

LSE welcomes 150th fixed income ETF listing… Value Partners launches its first RQFII China A-share fund…

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 09:43

Hong Kong-based asset manager Value Partners announced this week that it was launching its first Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) product – Value Partners China A-Share Select Fund.  »


Red Rocks and Carolon to launch UCITS fund focused on listed private equity

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:06

Carolon Capital and Red Rocks Capital are planning to launch a UCITS fund with an investment strategy focused on listed private equity. »

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Hermes funds to be distributed over the Calastone Network

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:43

Hermes Investment Management has selected Calastone, the global funds transaction network, for the firm’s global order routing services. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Paris manager appoints CACEIS as asset servicing partner… Anavon Capital launches equity long/short fund on Alpha UCITS platform…

Sun, 12/10/2014 - 11:16

This week London based ETP provider Source announced that it had partnered with Ashmore to launch the manager’s first funds in Europe. Ashmore is a specialist active investment manager with more than 20 years’ experience in emerging markets. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Event-driven alternative UCITS’ AuM up 131 per cent in 2014… Vanguard launches four new ETFs on LSE…

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 10:45

Vanguard this week launched four Irish-domiciled Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) on the London Stock Exchange. The new funds complement Vanguard’s existing ETF range and will give UK investors the opportunity to construct low-cost equity portfolios with greater international diversification. »

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Ivy Global Investors launches three funds

Wed, 01/10/2014 - 11:40

Ivy Global Investors has launched three funds, broadening the line-up of options available to non-US investors. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Hermes and CSOP team up to give investors access to China’s “sunshine” managers… UBS Global Asset Management launches 4 ETFs on LSE…

Sun, 28/09/2014 - 17:28

UBS Global Asset Management this week announced the listing of four ETFs on the London Stock Exchange. The funds track the Dow Jones Global Select Dividend and MSCI Emerging Markets SRI indices as well as the MSCI USA index. »


BOCHK and Citi launch Renminbi high yield bond UCITS fund

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 14:05

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Asset Management (BOCHK AM) and Citigroup Global Markets have jointly launched the BOCHK RMB High Yield Bond Fund. »

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SGSS secures Auriga mandate

Mon, 22/09/2014 - 16:11

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Luxembourg has been mandated by Auriga Global Investors as custodian, administrator and registrar for its UCITS funds and specialised investment funds (SIF). »


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). »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Deutsche Bank survey shows that investor allocations to alternative UCITS have doubled year-on-year… ETF provider Source to launch first product in the US…

Sun, 21/09/2014 - 17:12

London-based Source, one of Europe’s leading ETF providers, this week announced that it was launching its first product in the US. Source’s first investment product to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange is the Source EURO STOXX 50 ETF, which offers highly liquid exposure to the largest blue chip stocks in the Eurozone.  »


Eric Bendahan launches Eleva Capital

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 06:20

Eric Bendahan is to launch his new venture Eleva Capital with a Luxembourg UCITS Pan-European, long only equity fund in the fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approvals. »


Investor demand fuelling dramatic growth of hedge fund liquid alternatives, says DB study

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:04

The percentage of participating investors allocating liquid alternative investments rose from 28 per cent to 51 per cent year-on-year, according to a study by Deutsche Bank. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Milltrust to begin inviting frontier and emerging markets managers onto its EMMA UCITS platform… UAI Global gains 0.51 per cent in August…

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 08:39

Alceda Fund Management SA has teamed up with APN Property Group (“APN”), a specialist Asia Pacific real estate investment manager to redomicile a former Cayman fund to a Luxembourg SICAV Specialised Investment Fund (SIF). »

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Long-term UCITS register largest quarterly inflows since Q1 2006

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:15

Long-term UCITS – excluding money market funds – registered their largest quarterly net inflows since Q1 2006 at EUR152 billion, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). »

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VAM launches frontier markets fund

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 06:03

Specialist fund manager VAM has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS IV fund targeting the high growth potential of frontier market equities. »

Special report
US Hedge Fund Services 2015

US Hedge Fund Services 2015

Wed, 30/09/2015 - 11:21

A rising tide of regulation is threatening to swamp US hedge funds with significant trading, distribution and reporting issues.This Hedgeweek Special Report unravels these issues, guides managers through the solutions currently available to them, and examines the challenges of running activist hedge funds, where assets have grown to USD120 billion over the past decade... »

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The TYVIX Index: Navigating through interest rate volatility

With interest rates set to rise, this Hedgeweek Special Report examines the the latest tools available to fixed income investors and traders in the form of the CBOE/CBOT 10-year US Treasury Note Volatility Index (The TYVIX Index) and TYVIX futures, which give traders an effective way to hedge, gain exposure to, or trade interest rate volatility.... »

Index options & futures

John Angelos, CBOE

Interest rate volatility is like a storm cloud building on the horizon. The US Federal Reserve has kept rates stable for nigh on a decade, but global asset managers are now preparing for their fixed income portfolios to feel the impact of a rate rise later this year.  ... »

Cybersecurity update

Thomas Deinet, HFSB

Cybersecurity has become a focus of the hedge fund industry lately and regulators are taking an increasing interest in assessing the resilience of firms to cyber attacks. The problem that hedge fund managers face, when starting to do such an assessment, is trying to find the right level of response; no easy task given the plethora of reports, commentaries on this subject. ... »

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In this excerpt from Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H2 2015, we take a closer look at how investors source and select new investment opportunities, based on the results of our interviews with over 100 investors in hedge funds. ... »

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