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
It is followed by mixed arbitrage & multi strategy,
which had assets...