Alternative UCITS 2012

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Articles

David Robinson, Prodigy Capital Partners

Strong brand and distribution capabilities are key drivers for successful alternative UCITS

By James Williams – It has been an encouraging first six months of 2012 for the alternative UCITS market. A couple of years ago total assets in these products were around EUR80billion. Now, according to Alix Capital, a Geneva-based firm whose UCITS Alternative Index Global tracks performance – and fund inflows – total assets in this space have grown to EUR129billion. »


Rhodri Mason, Head of UCITS Management at Man Group

Looking beyond the alternative UCITS universe

Interview with Rhodri Mason, Head of UCITS Management at Man Group – What are some of the benefits of QIFs that managers should be aware of? »


Daniel Haefele of ACOLIN Fund Services in Zurich

Success factors for distribution in Switzerland

  Interview with Daniel Haefele of ACOLIN Fund Services in Zurich – Why should fund managers in the UK consider Switzerland?   »


Andrea Cattaneo, BNP Paribas Securities Services

Partnership and product innovation are key in Asia

Interview with Andrea Cattaneo (pictured) and Margaret Harwood-Jones at BNP Paribas Securities Services – A recent survey released this April by BNP Paribas Securities Services in conjunction with consultancy group Knadel found that the three key Asian markets – Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan – met or exceeded the expectations of 75 per cent of European asset managers currently distributing UCITS funds there. »


Dermot Butler, Custom House Group

Distribution bridge between Asia and Europe strengthens

By James Williams – One thing above all else is guaranteed when discussing developments in the alternative UCITS space: it polarises opinion. Much like the wider financial markets, where people argue their case with equal validity as to the likelihood of a sustained recovery or further descent into the abyss, the regulated alternatives market is much the same. »


Olivier Sciales, founding partner, Chevalier & Sciales

Luxembourg consolidates its position as alternative UCITS hub

  By Olivier Sciales – The European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive is finally on the way to become law next July, at least in Luxembourg and other EU countries with ambitions to attract a larger share of the continent’s alternative investment business. However, the grand duchy is already benefiting for the preference among some hedge fund managers for a regulated structure that is already in place and benefits not only from free distribution throughout Europe but widespread acceptance elsewhere in the world – UCITS.   »


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