Investors into alternative UCITS strategies are pouring
their assets into non-equity funds, according to the latest
global alternative UCITS asset survey.
The survey conducted by the Absolute UCITS research and data
team, which reviews the alternative UCITS funds at the end of
the first half of 2012, shows that fixed income and mixed
arbitrage & multi-strategy are now the two largest strategy
sectors in the alternative UCITS sector.
It appears that difficult macroeconomic conditions have
resulted in assets moving away from European equity - one of
the oldest and most established strategies in the alternative
UCITS sector - into the perceived safer haven of bonds and
fixed income. This strategy had the most assets, $24 billion
within 18 funds, at the end of June this year.
It is followed by mixed arbitrage & multi strategy,
which had assets...