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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.  »

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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.  »

Investments

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. »

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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). »

Luxembourg

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.  »

Business

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. »

Survey

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). »

Newspaper and money

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. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Vanguard cuts the costs to 25 of its ETFs and tracker funds … GAM launches US mortgage backed securities (MBS) UCITS fund…

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 09:54

Lyxor Asset Management has expanded its range of ETFs available on the London Stock Exchange with the launch of four new European equity products: »

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GAM launches GAM Star MBS Total Return Fund

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 14:03

GAM has launched the GAM Star MBS Total Return Fund – a UCITS-compliant version of an institutional investment strategy. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Net sales of long-term UCITS decline in June… Morgan Stanley launches MS Kairos Enhanced Selection UCITS fund…

Mon, 25/08/2014 - 18:58

Source, one of Europe’s leding providers of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), has launched the Source JP Morgan Macro Hedge Dual Vega Target 4% TR UCITS ETF. The ETF aims to provide cost-effective exposure to volatility and is the third ETF in the JP Morgan Macro Hedge series. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Lyxor’s ETF business grows by 14 per cent… Alternative UCITS funds lose 0.33 per cent on average for July…

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 11:54

Alternative UCITS funds absolute were slightly down in July with the UAI Global index losing 0.33 per cent according to Alix Capital, the index provider. »

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