alternatives

Apr 15, 2016

Alternative funds are increasingly en vogue with institutional investors thanks to tighter regulation and greater oversight. Nicholas Pratt looks at how fund administrators are adjusting.

Apr 15, 2016

IrelandTwo fund structures that asset managers may want their administrators to support are Ireland’s Icav and Luxembourg’s Raif, which each country has developed to support the liquid alternatives surge. Nicholas Pratt explains.

Apr 15, 2016

Company executives answer questions as part of Funds Europe's fund administration survey.

Apr 15, 2016

Handshake5Asset manager City Financial has appointed Stefan Garcia, whose background lies in exchange-traded fund (ETF) businesses, as global head of distribution, based in London.

Mar 18, 2016

Handshake5Luxembourg-based asset management firm FundRock, formerly owned by RBS, has boosted its alternatives team with the hire of Gregory Robinson-Kok to head the business.

Mar 16, 2016

Egyptian hieroglyphsCreating a central book of investment records that tells the entire story of a firm’s activity is at the heart of software development, says Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 14, 2016

Paris2Paris-based independent asset manager La Financière de l’Echiquier has launched a new Ucits-compliant fund, Echiquier QME, in its systematic quant range.

Mar 10, 2016

Merger1Baring Asset Management is to merge with its sister firms as owner, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MMLIC), moves to create a single multi-asset investment firm.

Mar 07, 2016

Businessmen runningLuxembourg’s ambitions to be a cross-border centre for alternative funds are under pressure. Ireland is still a most formidable player and other domiciles are gaining ‘third-country equivalence’. David Stevenson asks if the proposed Raif could be the answer.

Mar 02, 2016

MotorwayAbout a third of investors are carrying out manager searches for alternative investment mandates, research among consultants indicates.

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