During a period characterised by challenging and volatile markets global assets in absolute return UCITS funds grew by more than 151% to the end of June 2011.
Assets grew 151% to $115.7 billion at 30 June 2011 from $46.1 billion the same point the previous year. At the end of December 2010 assets under manager were $90.5 billion (see earlier story).
The first mid-year global asset survey by the Absolute UCITS shows single manager assets under management have more than trebled since HedgeFund Intelligence started to track the number of absolute return funds using the UCITS wrapper in 2009 (see table below).
The sector is relatively young compared to the offshore hedge fund industry and is roughly a quarter the size...