UCITS wrapper creates unified platforms, say consultants
Wed Oct 27, 2010
The UCITS wrapper has created the framework for a unified investment platform, according to new research by consultants Celent.
its 30-page report, UCITS IV: Implications for the Asset
Management Industry in Europe, states there is an
increasing need for developing platforms with standardisation
for data referencing, managing complex workflows and
distribution networks aimed at a disparate set of
Ravi Nawal report author
analyst at Celent
number of platforms has increased since hedge funds managers
started to convert their strategies into the UCITS wrapper. The
flourishing industry includes large investment banks like Bank
of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank as well as
independent platforms like Merchant Capital and ML
The report adds: "At present the industry is divided on the
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