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  1. UBS offers bankruptcy remoteness and white-labelling twist

    The Fiduciary notes are off-balance sheet, though they're issued by a regulated UBS Luxembourg entity that is segregated from the Swiss bank in the event of bankruptcy. UBS is active across all major geographies and covers the full product set.

  2. Green credentials and RBS deal work in BNPP's favour

    Because they are a strong retail business in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, their IT solutions are really good," says Gavrailov. BNP Paribas was the winning bidder in this year's biggest deal, the acquisition of the £15 billion structured products...

  3. HVB wins with placements and self-directed products

    One underlying the bank has used this year is Ethna-Aktiv E, a Luxembourg mixed-asset fund with a focus on Europe and OECD countries. HVB onemarkets gains success with expansion into public distribution

  4. UBS dominates listed products in Switzerland

    Issuing notes out of UBS (Luxembourg) takes the notes off UBS's balance sheet, but unlike a typical special-purpose vehicle (SPV), the wholly owned subsidiary of UBS AG is a regulated entity. UBS also started issuing notes this year out of UBS...

  5. Malta continues to grow market share in Ucits hedge funds

    The attraction is not just price, although some aspects of Malta’s offering may be cost competitive compared with Ireland and Luxembourg. Then people said Ireland had little chance of challenging Luxembourg, remembers Butler, but Ireland went after...

  6. Luxembourg aims for domination of hedge fund Ucits

    Luxembourg hungry for alternatives: Ucits supplement July 2010: Examining the phenomenon Since the introduction of the first Ucits directive, Luxembourg has seized every opportunity it can to attract investment funds to the country.Its efforts have...

  7. Ireland keen to dominate Ucits hedge fund sector

    Now Ireland’s fund industry is keen to become the domicile of choice for Ucits hedge funds, arguing that its expertise in the more complicated and complex hedge fund strategies gives it an edge Luxembourg and other EU jurisdictions lack.Ireland’s...

  8. Credit Suisse bolsters ETF team in Germany and Austria

    Prior to this, Kulcsar was director of business development at Fortis Bank in Luxembourg. Credit Suisse has appointed Levente Kulcsar and Annabelle Wegner to its ETF team in Germany and Austria, as part of the bank's expansion of its ETF platform...

  9. On or offshore? Pros and cons

    Cayman fund structures are widely acknowledged by institutional fund managers, investors, lenders and swap counterparties as the product of a tried and tested legal system, he adds.While traditionally we talk about onshore and offshore, we are...

  10. Waiting and watching the regulators

    Migration of funds from outside the EU to Dublin, Luxembourg and Gibraltar will also be a factor,” he predicts. “Given the current international political climate,” notes Henry Smith at Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands, “it is likely that...

  11. Tax concerns remain top of the agenda

    Therefore, we are considering for clients whether they want to be a typical offshore fund in a tax-free territory such as Cayman Islands, with no regulation on the fund vehicle itself; or, do they want to appeal to a different type of investor and...