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  • May 2012

    Do healthcare funds deliver the right medicine?

    May 28, 2012

    As the number of funds using the UCITS framework increases, the depth and breadth of strategies has increased. Joy Dunbar, editor of Absolute UCITS, explores the growing number of funds deploying a healthcare theme within the UCITS wrapper.

  • Malta: The emerging EU domicile

    May 28, 2012

    Malta is attempting to establish itself as a cost competitive alternative to Luxembourg and Ireland. Joy Dunbar, editor of Absolute UCITS, looks at one of the newer financial centres in the European Union.

  • French platform Emergence seeds Eiffel IG credit fund, eyes more investments in 2012

    May 24, 2012

    Government-sponsored initiative to develop the asset management industry in France is attracting attention from other countries too, with the seeder already receiving some 80 applications from alternative investment managers in France

  • Challenging time for administrators in a changing hedge fund landscape

    May 24, 2012

    Administrators are facing widespread challenges and pressures at a time of slow growth in the hedge fund industry and increasing demands on administration providers from regulators, managers and investors

  • Consultants play growing role in Asian hedge fund allocations

    May 21, 2012

    The Asian hedge fund industry is seeing a new conduit to long term assets in the form of hedge fund consultants, which have emerged as a key gate-keeper for institutional assets following the global financial crisis

  • Prime brokers scrap for business in much tougher market

    May 21, 2012

    Credit Suisse closes the gap by assets on Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, while Deutsche Bank – again the biggest player in Hong Kong and China – and UBS are also now close by mandates as the top five firms fight for market share in a shrinking Asian hedge fund world

  • Managers fret about additional rules in ‘Swiss finish’

    May 21, 2012

    Changes are afoot in the Swiss financial services sector. Joy Dunbar, editor of Absolute UCITS, explores what some of these changes might mean