More traditional asset managers launching UCITS hedge funds, says Kinetic
Mon Oct 18, 2010
Traditional long-only asset managers are launching more UCITS hedge fund products, according to Isabelle Tykoczinski from consultants Kinetic Partners.
Many traditional asset managers are launching UCITS
hedge funds or expanding their investment strategies to include
products that use hedging strategies, according to Tykoczinski,
a member within risk management department at London-based
The trend of traditional assets managers moving
towards hedge fund UCITS is shown by Standard Life Investments
converting its $8.4 billion (£5.22 billion) Global
Absolute Return Strategies fund into a UCITS III wrapper last
Tykoczinski says: "There are many traditional managers that
have or are starting to use alternative strategies. UCITS III
funds are considered to be for sophisticated investors.
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