Billion Dollar Club

Despite tough markets, assets in alternative UCITS rise to $113 billion – latest survey shows


Last year was a tough year in financial markets – which was challenging for a young fledgling sector like the alternative UCITS industry.

Despite difficult markets global alternative UCITS assets under management in the sector increased by 25% from $90.5 billion in December 2010 to $113.3 billion the same point the following year.

From the midpoint of 2011 assets under management were at a high of $115.7 billion.  However, they then contracted by $2.4 billion, or 2%, by year end.

The second half of 2011 was characterised by problems surrounding the Eurozone crisis and the ensuing political, economic