Are UCITS shaping the design of indices?

Wed Oct 27, 2010

Indices have always dominated the institutional investors’ mindset, but they are increasingly becoming a key part of an investors’ tool kit.

It seems that the development of the UCITS wrapper is starting to shape the design of product based indices as a result of investment banks and other providers creating more of them.

Stuart McLaren from Deloitte

Barclays Capital launched a UCITS hedge fund replicator fund designed to offer exposure to the hedge fund industry through the investment bank’s replicator index last week. Another example of a UCITS product using indices is multi-strategy index aggregator, London-based HCM’s Torrus Funds - Merrill Invest Structural...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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