Mon, Jan 26, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

SEB Enskilda launches new one stop shop solution for UCITS funds creation and services

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - SEB Enskilda today announced the launch of SEB Prime Solutions, a one stop shop offering for alternative investment manager's UCITS funds (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities). Part of SEB's award winning Prime Brokerage concept, SEB Prime Solutions presents an integrated and holistic service facilitating the launch and marketing of these funds.

SEB Prime Solutions is an umbrella SICAV (Société d'investissement à capital variable) and Newcits platform, offering the necessary legal structure, risk management and administration services for a UCITS fund. In combination with SEB's Prime Brokerage solution and custody this offers investment manager a more efficient way to manage funds.

Two funds will be launched via SEB Prime Solutions and a further five are expected to be added by the end of 2010 with an anticipated size in excess of 100 million EUR.

"We have seen increased demand from our existing and new clients to launch UCITS funds over the last 18 months. This is driven both by investors' demand as well as the anticipated regulatory changes", said Atilla Olesen, head of Prime Brokerage Sales for SEB Enskilda in London.

Magnus Ward, head of Prime Brokerage in London, added that "SEB Enskilda is in a unique position since it can pull together all the necessary components to launch and run a UCITS fund. This enables an investment manager to focus on the most important thing – to create returns for the investors."

"In order to gain a competitive edge in a growing market, fund managers are looking for an innovative way to launch their funds. As the services offered are still largely fragmented, the ability to offer a range of services through one operator presents a business model which fully meets the requirements of managers", says Marilyn Ramplin, Founder of UCITS for Hedge Funds and CEO at Ramplin Capital, an adviser on risk, derivatives, safety of assets and Newcits structuring and distribution.

SEB Enskilda is a leading European Prime Broker with over 30 years of hedge fund experience. SEB's Luxembourg-based Fund Services division is the global distributor for SEB Prime Solutions and acts as a promoter to the fund. Its comprehensive distribution facilities enable fund managers to shorten the time to market, reduce costs as well as the complexity of the regulatory process and eliminate the need for minimum capital requirements. SEB’s Fund Services division was established in 2004 and has provided more than 50 live funds with UCITS services. Corporate website: http://www.sebgroup.com/

(press release)

- FG

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Commodities - Druckenmiller alums at PointState make $1 billion on oil, Andurand Capital sees oil sliding to $40[more]

    Druckenmiller alums at PointState make $1 billion on oil From Bloomberg.com: Hedge fund manager Zach Schreiber stood on stage at Avery Fisher Hall in New York eight months ago and made a bold prediction. “We believe crude oil is going lower -- much lower,” Schreiber, 42, told the audienc

  2. Investing - David Einhorn discloses a new position in Time Warner, Canyon trimming bets on mortgage bonds after making $7bn[more]

    David Einhorn discloses a new position in Time Warner From FTLeavenworthlamp.com: …Einhorn also disclosed a new position in Time Warner. "Since 2009, TWX has refocused its business into a collection of high quality assets including basic cable networks (Turner and CNN), a movie studio (

  3. Top performing private equity firms you should invest in[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Professor Oliver Gottschalg of Paris-based HEC Business School, also known as Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris has released his annual ranking of the top performing private equity firms. The 2014 HEC-DowJones Private Equity Performance Ranking

  4. Comment - Why invest in hedge funds if they don't outperform the market?[more]

    From Forbes.com: Hedge funds have always been a bit exotic and an enigma to some, but bottom line they are supposed to produce good returns using a range of strategies including global macro, event driven and relative value (arbitrage). And, sophisticated or high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) could

  5. Owen Li 'truly sorry' for blowing up $100m of hedge fund’s assets[more]

    From CNBC.com: A hedge fund manager told clients he is "truly sorry" for losing virtually all their money. Owen Li, the founder of Canarsie Capital in New York, said Tuesday he had lost all but $200,000 of the firm's capital—down from the roughly $100 million it ran as of late March. "I take r