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Antarctica Asset Management gets AIFM license, launches SICAV

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Opalesque Industry Update - Antarctica Asset Management (UK) LLP announced that the firm has been authorized by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to act as a full scope alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) of a new investment vehicle set up and approved as SICAV by the Luxembourg regulatory authorities.

The AIFM Directive offers a regulatory framework that benefits investors and strengthens the oversight of companies managing alternative investment funds. It enhances the transparency of fund management activities of AIFM-approved funds through increased risk management and reporting requirements. As a European Union alternative investment fund manager (AIFM), Antarctica will market EU Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) via the pan-European marketing passport introduced by the Directive.

Antarctica Asset Management is dedicated to providing hedge fund investment solutions to its clients. The Group was launched in July 2001 and is independently owned. AAM consists of an established team of seasoned investment and research professionals with experience and expertise in multiple economic cycles. The Group consists of 27 people situated across offices in New York, London, Switzerland, BVI and Hong Kong, with assets under management of $1.5 billion.

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