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    UCITS abuse
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:45

    The spirit, if not the letter, of UCITS has been abused by a few managers desperate for returns in this low interest rate environment. The EU wants UCITS to go back to basics. Reforming UCITS’ liquidity rules cannot come quickly enough.

    The real cost of gating
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:41

    Should funds that gate be forced to give up their management fees during the gating period? Funds that are gated still have expenses but they are more likely to go bust if they don’t waive their fees.

    ManCo risk oversight issues
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:38

    Is every third party ManCo hosting platform capable of doing risk oversight to the level that investors can have confidence in? Given a few situations that have come to light recently the answer may well be no.

    Private placement vs passport
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 16:33

    Should US alternative managers rely on private placement or go for an AIFMD passport, and domicile in the EU, if they want to access investors in just a few European countries? This was debated in New York in June.

    Alt UCITS liquidity risk
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 17:22

    The gating of the Woodford Equity Income Fund has lessons for investors in alternative UCITS funds. Critics of the alt UCITS craze have long feared that these funds are susceptible to the kind of liquidity problems that Woodford has experienced.