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1 Jun 2010

UCITS Funds of Hedge Funds Monitor Launched

HedgeCo News - Investment manager Northern Trust is enhancing its hedge fund monitor with a new compliance module designed to support the demands of Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) funds of hedge funds.

"Our latest hedge fund monitor enhancement helps fund managers running UCITS funds of hedge funds to monitor their compliance with restrictions on liquidity, concentration risk and exposure to underlying non-UCITS funds," said Ian Headon, senior product manager for alternative asset servicing at the $647.3 billion Northern Trust.

UCITS' are a set of European Union directives that allow collective investment schemes to operate throughout the European Union on the basis of a single authorisation from one member state. UCITS funds must operate within a strict regulatory framework that imposes standards on liquidity, concentration risk, transparency and other attributes.

"Northern Trust is committed to meeting the asset servicing needs of traditional and alternative investment managers, often with complex fund structures and multi-jurisdictional requirements," said Wilson Leech, head of Northern Trust's Global Fund Services business.

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