VAM Funds has appointed Helen Holmes as investment director to build on the investment communication and relationship management support that VAM already receives from Close Brothers Asset Management and Driehaus Capital Management. The relationships stem from the fact VAM relies on Close Brothers AM for advice on its multi-asset discretionary funds, while Driehaus CM advises […]
US global investment management firm Franklin Templeton has announced the consolidation of two of its funds umbrellas into one. The firm merges all four sub-funds from its Luxembourg-domiciled Sicav Franklin Templeton strategic allocation funds (FTSAF) range into four receiving sub-funds, of which three are newly-created sub-funds, within its Luxembourg-domiciled Sicav Franklin Templeton investment funds (FTIF) range. The […]
The Ashmore Group has introduced three new Sicavs to its Luxembourg Sicav range in order to give European investors easier access to a number of emerging markets.
The Global Convertible Bond team at RWC, headed up by Davide Basile, has taken over the RWC Cautious Absolute Rate and Currency fund.
StatPro, the provider of cloud based portfolio analysis solutions, has added a module to its Revolution service that can warn users about exposure and liquidity in regards to Ucits standards.
The recent Salone del Risparmio involving Italian fund association Assogestioni took time to discuss the Ucits IV Directive, including issues such as passporting and master-feeder structures (in Italian).
VAM Funds, the specialist Luxembourg-domiciled fund management firm, is offering its Ucits IV platform – including marketing and third party administration services – to retail and institutional investment managers.
The middle of a downturn or prolonged market turmoil is the worst possible time to consider a rethink of business structure or investment policy, but certain ways are better than others, says Pictet Asset Management.
Fund buyers with limited budgets are looking for innovative master-feeder solutions allowed under UCITS IV, suggests Lars Jelgren, Schroders head of Intermediary Sales, Nordic.
Scotland based Electrum has launched a web based system for producing and updating synthetic risk reward indicator (SRRI) values, as required by key investor information documents (KIIDs) under Ucits rules from July 2012 on.
In its continuing series of podcasts, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry talks to Richard Goddard of The Directors’ Office Luxembourg, about the implication of UCITS on corporate governance.
The ongoing financial crisis is reshaping business models in Europe’s asset management industry, and there is more turbulence to come, Schroders’ vice chairman Massimo Tosato tells InvestmentEurope.