First-half asset survey: The rush towards ‘safe haven’ strategies

Mon Sep 10, 2012


The alternative UCITS asset survey for the first half of 2012 shows total assets under management unchanged over the past year


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...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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