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
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....