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European hedge fund incubators see two opportunities from regulations

Monday, July 14, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm NewAlpha Asset Management said he sees two main opportunities from new regulations.

Speaking at the recent Opalesque 2014 France Roundtable, Rolland said every new regulation, when they arrive, are typically very complex to understand that even finance professionals would typically not understand all aspects of AIMFD's application.

"But in the end I believe itís a good thing for asset managers to be able to market all around Europe with this passport," he said and added, "When it comes to my area, the field of incubating funds, we see two main opportunities coming out of regulations at the moment. One relates to foreign, non-EU based managers who want to go with these directives and try to market in Europe through an EU based incubator like us. That in turn gives us the opportunity to negotiate better terms with U.S. or Asian managers who want to come here and donít know about the rules or don't have the infrastructure. Through a platform like ours, we can seed them and also give them access to Europe that otherwise would be quite difficult for them to get."

The Opalesque 2014 France Roundtable was sponsored by Lyxor and ......................

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