UCITS fund platforms come of age

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  • European equity strategies dominate UCITS platforms by strategy – indicating that other strategies are still under-represented
  • Asian and US fund managers are responding to investor demand to launch UCITS funds and are using platforms as an entry point into the European market
  • Platforms offer hedge fund managers access to investors outside their traditional institutional investor base
  • Platforms are expected to grow in line with the wider absolute return UCITS sector 

London, 4 January 2012 – Assets on platforms account for about $9 billion at the end of June, representing 8% of the entire absolute return UCITS sector which comprised $116 billion