Fund Launch of the year

of the year
UBS Global Asset Management
(Absolute return medium & plus funds)
The absolute return medium and absolute return plus funds were UBS's answer to the increasing investor need for solutions less dependent on market movements. They were marketed in Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria and Luxembourg. The funds have two special features: they offer portfolio managers much more investment flexibility than traditional relative-return products and they employ derivatives to tap into possible return sources. {playerflv}/images/stories/awards_vids/clip11.flv|320|256|#ffffff|true|left{/playerflv}Shortlisted: Capital Management Advisors
CMA is a manager of fund of hedge funds with an eight and a half year audited track record and reputation for consistent low volatility returns. Earlier this year, it launched a permanent capital investment vehicle listed on the London Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs Asset Management
With the UCITS III range, GSAM has succeeded in leveraging legislative changes to raise awareness of their brand. It has also managed to combine useful investor education with brand promotion. Man Investments
In the first quarter of 2006, Man Investments set itself an internal target of $1bn for its global product launch. To achieve this, it structured the deal as an international product range called Man IP 220 International Ltd.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.