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Switzerland Hedge Funds

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015
Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

The 'Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015' special report comprises 11 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Managers face Swiss Legal Representative requirement

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:22

The sands of time are running out for hedge fund managers wishing to continue distributing their funds to Swiss investors. As of 1 March 2015, any foreign hedge fund looking to raise assets in Switzerland from qualified investors will be required to appoint a Swiss legal representative and paying agent.  »

Beat Blattner, Head Representative Services, UBS Global Asset Management.

Regulatory compliance and confidentiality are key considerations when choosing a legal representative

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 17:14

As of 1 March 2015, it has become mandatory for fund managers distributing their products in Switzerland to commission a Swiss legal representative and paying agent. Regulatory compliance is the name of the game when it comes to the service provided by UBS.  »

Gian Luigi Trucco, Swiss Association of Fund Managers

Assessing the evolution of the Swiss funds industry

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:32

Interview from Lugano, Switzerland’s third financial centre, with Gian Luigi Trucco, Swiss Association of Asset Managers… »

Leila Khazeneh, Jabre Capital Partners

Harmonisation with EU standards is crucial

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:36

“One of the most important considerations for us when choosing the legal representative was that they had a strong compliance structure,” affirms Leila Khazaneh (pictured), general counsel at Jabre Capital Partners, one of Switzerland’s most established hedge fund managers.  »

Nicolas Rousselet, Unigestion

Alternative beta strategies can enhance HF allocations

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:40

Over the last few years the S&P 500 Index has gained approximately 65 per cent, while the Nikkei 225 has gained 113 per cent. The impact of quantitative easing has led to unparalleled growth in equity markets, to such an extent that hedge funds have largely lagged behind.  »

Steven Bulko, Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Focus heavily weighted to US equities markets

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:51

Interview with Steven Bulko, CIO, 1798 Fundamental Strategies, Lombard Odier Investment Managers… »

ius Fritschi, Managing Partner at LGT Capital Partners

Swiss managers’ 2015 outlook for hedge fund investments

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:56

Overall, last year was a positive year for hedge funds in the sense that assets continued to grow, to the point where the industry reached USD2.8trn in total AuM. However, from a performance perspective it certainly wasn’t an easy one.  »

Jan Viebig, Harcourt Investment Consulting

Shift towards investing in liquid alternatives

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:00

Liquid alternatives are one of the fastest growing areas of the asset management industry. In Europe, assets grew from EUR36bn to EUR236bn between 2008 and 2014, according to a Deutsche Bank report released last September (entitled From Alternatives to Mainstream Part Two).  »

Alexandre Rampa, SYZ Asset Management

Hedge funds as zero duration investments

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:05

Investors are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that global markets will, at some point, move towards a higher interest rate environment. This will happen at varying speeds depending on the region, with the US and the UK most likely to raise rates before continental Europe for example.  »

Roman Pelka, Montfort Funds

The six steps to funds distribution in Switzerland

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:09

“This is not another AIFMD regulation. It is much simpler, much cheaper and fairly easy to implement,” states Roman Pelka (pictured), founder of Montfort Funds, a specialist provider of Swiss fund representation services, when discussing the need to appoint a legal representative.  »

Michael Appenzeller, Fundbase Fund Services

First regulated alternative and HF platform

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:14

An innovative new platform has emerged in Pfaffikon, Switzerland that could potentially revolutionise the way investors gain access to global hedge fund managers. The platform is called Fundbase and is the brainchild of Michael Appenzeller (pictured), its co-founder and president. »

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