UCITS hedge funds need to perform better, says private client firm

Wed Jan 26, 2011

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Investor profile: Smith & Williamson

UCITS hedge funds need to improve their performance to become a viable alternative to their offshore counterparts, according to Charles Gowlland from Smith & Williamson in the UK.

Charles Gowlland from Smith & Williamson

Gowlland, director of investment management for the private client division of financial services firm Smith & Williamson, says every client has a certain set of needs and it does not recommend investments by fund structure. The private client arm of S&W represents the interests of family offices and high-net-worth individuals.

Gowlland adds: "UCITS are perceived to be safe because they are liquid, transparent, regulated and onshore....

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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