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Dec 23, 2015

Nicholas Pratt examines whether the service providers will be able to keep up with the demand for liquid alternatives.

Liquid alternative funds, a tag for regulated alternative funds that includes alternative Ucits and alternative investment vehicles, are divisive instruments. Perhaps it should be expected of a tag that suggests investors can get the best of both worlds – the reassuring liquidity of mutual funds and the racy returns of alternative asset classes that are sometimes illiquid.

What cannot be denied is the...

Dec 23, 2015

Alan Dundon and Gautier Despret of Alter Domus give their opinion on Luxembourg’s newest innovative investment vehicle. 

There has been much talk and excitement in the Luxembourg marketplace in recent months with the anticipated launch of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (Raif), managed by an authorised alternative investment fund manager (AIFM), moving quickly from idea to reality. 

This culminated on November 27, 2015, with the adoption of the Raif Bill of Law by the Luxembourg government, and the expected...

Nov 23, 2015

Handshake contractFullgoal Asset Management has appointed Deutsche Bank as custodian and service provider for one of the first Ucits fixed income funds to have a renminbi quota.

Nov 06, 2015

Kid planeAs the barrage of new regulations keeps coming, asset servicers must innovate to stay competitive, finds David Stevenson.

Nov 06, 2015

TechnologyA new working group intends to bring automation to the alternative funds market. But why should this plan be successful, asks Nicholas Pratt, when others have failed?

Oct 16, 2015

Process automationTechnology is at the heart of the Sibos conference and has the power to transform the funds industry. But are firms throwing their weight behind automation? What use can they make of ‘big data’? We asked a number of experts.

Oct 08, 2015

Global handshakeLynx Asset Management, a Swedish asset management firm, has awarded a $1 billion (€888.5 million) fund administration mandate to HSBC Securities Services (HSBC SS) for two onshore funds.

Sep 11, 2015

PatchworkFunds Europe asked leading custody figures about overlapping reporting requirements and dealing with fragmented approaches by countries to fund retrocessions.

Jul 15, 2015

Emerging markets sign1RWC Partners, an alternative investment manager based in London, has appointed HSBC Securities Services as administrator to five frontier and emerging market funds.

Jun 24, 2015

Our panel considers questions that were posed in the Ucits V survey. What is clear is that much of the advancement towards the Ucits V environment rests on more guidance from Europe, and that those with AIFMD experience will benefit in the run-up to implementation.

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