Newsletter

Newsletter No. 14

June 15, 2010

fundinfo.com’s range of services has increased significantly since our platform was launched back in January 2006. From the original comprehensive database of fund documents that it started out as, fundinfo.com has expanded to become also the first—and currently only—transnational Internet platform for legal publications.

In recent months, we have seen a further increase in the number of members (i.e. participating fund providers) and have also extended our network of first-rate media and business partners considerably. In March 2010, we celebrated the signing of the 200th membership agreement. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all our customers and promoters for their support.

 

New media and business partners

We are able to increase the online visibility of our premium members and members through the numerous financial and fund platforms of our media and business partners. We are pleased to announce that, in recent months, the following new partners have gone live with our database of fund documents on their websites:

1. Stuttgart Stock Exchange (Germany)

fundinfo.com’s database of original documents was incorporated into www.boerse-stuttgart.de in November 2009.

2. Munich Stock Exchange (Germany)

The fund documents from our database were incorporated into www.boerse-muenchen.de in January 2010.

3. FondiOnline.it (Italy)

FondiOnline is a leading fund portal in Italy. Platform users are predominantly professional investors. All our ordinary and premium members’ fund documents have been published in Italy on www.fondionline.it since December 2009.

4. Wallstreet-Online.de (Germany)

With more than 400,000 registered users, wallstreet-online.de is among the largest financial communities in Germany. wallstreet:online AG has operated and marketed the portal by the same name since 1998. Our database was incorporated into the www.wallstreet-online.de portal in February 2010.

5. Fit4Fonds (Germany)

Fit4Fonds.de is a public information platform for investment funds in Germany. The fund documents from our database were incorporated into the application in February 2010.

6. Fondsdiscount.de (Germany)

Fondsdiscount.de is a leading online broker for investment funds, closed-end funds and other collective investment schemes in Germany. Collaboration between www.fondsdiscount.de and fundinfo.com has been up and running since February 2010.

 

New premium members and members

The number of fund providers in fundinfo.com’s portfolio is increasing at a very fast pace (currently 215 participating fund companies). We are proud to be able to present the latest ordinary and premium members of fundinfo.com:

New premium members
  • Neuberger Bermann (new global premium member)
  • BlackRock (upgraded to global premium member)
  • Vontobel (upgraded to global premium member)
New members
  • AG für Fondsverwaltung
  • Amundi Investment Solutions
  • Architas
  • AXA Rosenberg
  • BankInvest
  • Banque de Luxembourg
  • BlueBay
  • Brevan Howard
  • Cat Fund
  • Charlemagne Capital
  • Danske Bank
  • Degroof Gestion
  • Earth Ressources Investments
  • East Capital
  • Edmond de Rotschild AM
  • Ellwanger & Geiger
  • First Private Investment Management
  • Fleming Family and Partners
  • Groupama AM
  • Hansainvest
  • Hedge Invest
  • Ignis
  • Lacuna
  • Marshall Wace
  • Mirae Asset Management
  • MK Luxinvest
  • Nomura International plc
  • Old Mutual Dublin Funds
  • Picard Angst
  • Pimco
  • PMG
  • Polar Capital
  • Powershares
  • Principal Global Investors
  • Reyl AM
  • Rotschild & Cie
  • RWC Partners
  • SEB
  • smart-invest
  • Société Generale Private Wealth Management
  • Stralem Fund
  • Swisscanto
  • Sydbank Schweiz
  • Sydinvest
  • Thames River
  • Third Avenue Capital
  • ValueInvest
  • Vanguard
  • Veritas Funds

 

Impressive market penetration by fundinfo.com

fundinfo.com’s market penetration has steadily increased in the various markets. The table below shows the percentage of share classes per country that are under contract with fundinfo.com (in relation to the total number of share classes registered for sale in the respective countries):

Country % of ISINs under contract with fundinfo.com
Switzerland 91%
Germany 73%
Austria 77%
Italy 64%
Liechtenstein 94%

 

Recognition by BAFIN in Germany for publication of fund prices and tax information

At the end of 2009, German financial supervisory authority BaFin recognised the publication of issue and redemption prices for OGAW funds registered for public sale in the Federal Republic of Germany on www.fundinfo.com as admissible under Article 122, paragraph 1 (1) of InvG. In addition, the German tax authorities now recognise the publication of tax data (accumulated deemed distribution income, stock earnings, interim profit, real estate earnings) on www.fundinfo.com.

The publication of fund prices and tax information is included in the fundinfo.com membership fee.

 

Recognition by CONSOB in Italy for publication of fund prices and announcements to investors

Under a new directive that came into force on 1 July 2009, fund providers in Italy are no longer required to publish fund prices and announcements to investors in the printed media. After consultation with Italian financial supervisory authority CONSOB, fund prices and announcements to investors may now be published on www.fundinfo.com in order to meet the legal requirements concerning publications.

The publication of fund prices and announcements to investors is included in the fundinfo.com membership fee.

We look forward to receiving your suggestions, requests and questions, which will help us improve fundinfo.com yet further and make our fund platform as useful and valuable a tool as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Your fundinfo.com team