Regulated UCITS hedge funds are a new asset class, says Iveagh

Mon Oct 18, 2010



UCITS hedge funds will become a new asset class, according to Chris Wyllie from Iveagh Private Investment House.


Hedge fund UCITS will become a permanent part of the investment mainstream, according to Wyllie, portfolio manager of the Iveagh Newcits Fund which launched in June this year.

Wyllie says: "I am not sure the development of hedge fund UCITS will be completely plain sailing and will go through some growing pains, a degree of over population, over capacity with too many strategies and products.

"However, the good funds will survive and prosper and at the end of it you will have a newly investable asset class, which are regulated hedge funds. It could potentially be a big industry."

There is potential for growth for so-called Newcits funds because retail investors now have access to the investment strategy.

"Most wealth managers and private banks allocate 20% to hedge funds for a typical client portfolio," Wyllie says.

He adds:...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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