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Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

Net assets of European investment funds rise to an all-time high

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 14:23

Investment fund assets in Europe increased by 6.1 per cent to a record high of EUR14,142 billion in 2016, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Quarterly Statistical Release.  »

Mark Voumard, Gordian Capital

Singapore-based Gordian Capital launches Luxembourg UCITS fund

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 13:51

Gordian Capital Singapore has launched the Quadratus Fund which will offers investors access to a balanced portfolio, diversified globally across three asset classes – equities, fixed income, currencies. »

Satish Pulle, ECM Asset Management

Wells Fargo launches Financial Credit Fund on Lyxor’s alt UCITS platform

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 13:04

Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) to launch the Lyxor/Wells Capital Financial Credit Fund, adding a credit specialist to its alternative UCITS platform. »

Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

European investment fund net assets topped EUR14 trillion in 2016, says EFAMA

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 10:19

Net assets of UCITS and AIF funds climbed above the EUR14 trillion mark for the first time ever in 2016 with net sales contributing to 52 per cent of the rise in total assets, and market appreciation accounting for the reminder of the increase. »

Jamie Kermisch, Tages Capital

Tages Capital launches third single-strategy UCITS alternative fund

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 09:37

Tages Capital, in partnership with Madrid-based Cygnus Asset Management, has launched the Tages Cygnus Europa Event Driven UCITS Fund, the third sub-fund of Tages International Funds SICAV, a UCITS compliant umbrella fund structure. »

Eran Ben-Zour, Heptagon

Heptagon launches three new UCITS funds for Chicago and California based managers

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:22

Heptagon Capital has launched three new UCITS funds for US-based managers via it’s USD2 billion Irish UCITS fund company. This takes to 11 the total number of strategies now available to UCITS fund investors. »

David Brown, Victory

Victory and Carolon launch two emerging markets UCITS funds

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 10:25

Carolon Capital and Victory Capital have launched two UCITS funds focused on emerging market strategies. »

Ciara Houlihan, HSBC Institutional Trust Services

Irish UCITS fund approved to invest via Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 14:25

Value Partners Ireland Fund Plc, an Irish UCITS umbrella serviced by HSBC, has been approved to commence investing in China via the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect. »

Daniel Hyman, PIMCO

PIMCO launches GIS Mortgage Opportunities Fund

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 13:01

PIMCO has launched the PIMCO GIS Mortgage Opportunities Fund, a UCITS fund offering investors an absolute-return oriented strategy investing in mortgage-backed securities. »

Dik van Lomwel, Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman launches Global Opportunistic Bond Fund

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:23

Neuberger Berman has broadened its fixed income UCITS offering with the launch of the Neuberger Berman Global Opportunistic Bond Fund. »

Thomas de Saint-Seine, RAM AI

RAM AI launches long/short beta neutral global equities fund

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 10:26

RAM Active Investments (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset management company, has launched RAM (Lux) Systematic Funds - Long/Short Global Equities. »

Alternative UCITS see strong performance in December, says LuxHedge

Alternative UCITS see strong performance in December, says LuxHedge

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 08:42

Alternative UCITS indices performed strongly during December across almost all strategy styles, according to the latest LuxHedge Alternative UCTS Overreview. »

Tortoise launches North American energy infrastructure fund

Tortoise launches North American energy infrastructure fund

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 10:18

Tortoise Capital Advisors, an investment manager specialising in listed energy investing, has launched the Tortoise North American Energy Infrastructure Fund, a UCITS fund domiciled in Luxembourg. »

Open-ended fund assets see steady growth in Q3

Open-ended fund assets see steady growth in Q3

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 14:05

Investment fund assets worldwide increased 3.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2016 to EUR39.4 trillion, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association.   »

Kelly Young, Acadian Asset Management

Acadian launches emerging market fossil fuel free strategy

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 13:47

Acadian Asset Management, a USD74 billion quantitative equity investor, has launched the Acadian Sustainable Emerging Markets ex Fossil Fuel UCITS Fund. »

Raphael Marechal, Nikko AM

Nikko AM launches emerging markets local currency bond fund

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 14:41

Nikko Asset Management has launched the Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond UCITS Fund, which is managed by head portfolio manager – emerging markets, Raphael Marechal. »

Erik Knutzen, Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman broadens multi-asset UCITS offering

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 09:27

Neuberger Berman is extending its suite of multi-asset solutions with the launch of two UCITS Funds – the Multi-Asset Risk Premia Fund and the Multi-Asset Class Income Fund. »

Leif Cussen, Old Mutual Global Investors

Old Mutual Global Investors launches style premia fund

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 14:31

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), part of Old Mutual Wealth, is to launch the Old Mutual Style Premia Absolute Return Fund (STAR) at the beginning of December. »

Andrew Dreaneen, Schroders

Schroder GAIA platform: Building from a position of strength

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 14:15

According to Hedge Funds Research, hedge funds this year have experienced more than USD50 billion of net outflows, continuing a theme that began back in Q4 2015.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

UCITS: A compelling distribution option for hedge fund managers

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 14:05

With investors concerned over the impact that a rising rate environment could have on their fixed income portfolios, the need to look for alternative solutions to hedge against, and even profit from, widening yields, is becoming paramount. James Williams (pictured) explores how alternative UCITS, which continue to enjoy positive inflows, are proving an appealing option to investors looking to diversify their investments.  »

Tobias Pross, Allianz Global Investors

AllianzGI expands global fixed income offering

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 13:48

Key strategies managed by portfolio managers from Rogge Global Partners (RGP) are now accessible in Allianz Global Investors’ Luxemburg domiciled UCITS fund range. »

Taylor Lukof, ABR

DMS adds ABR Dynamic Funds to UCITS V platform

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 08:11

Fund governance firm DMS Governance and ABR Dynamic Funds have launched the ABR Dynamic Blend Equity and Volatility Fund on the DMS UCITS Corrib ICAV platform.  »

Anita Nemes, Deutsche Bank

Alternative UCITS assets up 26 per cent annually since 2008, says Deutsche Bank

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 10:33

The value of assets invested in alternative UCITS funds has increased by 26 per cent annually since the financial crisis of 2008, according to Deutsche Bank Global Prime Finance’s 2016 Alternative UCITS Survey. »

Tim Smith, Carolon Capital

Thomson Horstmann & Bryant and Carolon Capital launch US micro-cap UCITS fund

Wed, 12/10/2016 - 09:24

Carolon Capital and Thomson Horstmann & Bryant (THB) have launched a UCITS fund with an investment strategy focused on US micro-cap equities. »

Lyxor and Kingdon launch Global Long/Short Equity Fund

Lyxor and Kingdon launch Global Long/Short Equity Fund

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 07:47

Lyxor Asset Management has expanded its alternative UCITS offering by teaming up with Kingdon Capital Management to launch the Lyxor/Kingdon Global Long-Short Equity Fund. »

Fair Oaks launches CLO focused fund on Alpha UCITS platform

Fair Oaks launches CLO focused fund on Alpha UCITS platform

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 08:16

Fair Oaks Capital has partnered with the Alpha UCITS platform to launch the first UCITS fund focused on the global collateralised loan obligation (CLO) market. »

Net sales of UCITS see strong rebound in Q2 2016, says EFAMA

Net sales of UCITS see strong rebound in Q2 2016, says EFAMA

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 12:58

Net sales of UCITS rebounded to EUR71 billion in the second quarter of 2016, from net outflows of EUR7 billion in the previous quarter, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Quarterly Statistical Release.   »

UCITS funds see net outflows of EUR10bn while AIF net sales increase

UCITS funds see net outflows of EUR10bn while AIF net sales increase

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 10:24

Net inflows into UCITS and AIF totalled EUR14 billion in June, compared to EUR52 billion in May, according to The European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet. »

Schroders teams with Two Sigma to launch UCITS hedge fund product

Schroders teams with Two Sigma to launch UCITS hedge fund product

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 07:42

Schroders is launching a UCITS hedge fund product via its GAIA platform – the Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified – which will be sub-advised by Two Sigma Advisers. »

Holger Mertens, Nikko Asset Management

Nikko Asset Management adds Global Credit Fund to UCITS line-up

Mon, 01/08/2016 - 10:56

Nikko Asset Management is launching a Luxembourg domiciled Global Credit UCITS fund on 3 August 2016. The fund is managed by Head Portfolio Manager – Global Credit, Holger Mertens (pictured) and supported by its experienced Global Credit teams based in London, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Auckland and New York. »

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