The green shoots of alternative UCITS recovery


Comment by Joy Dunbar, Editor of Absolute UCITS

The UK’s Investment Management Association monthly fund statistics indicate that the absolute return and strategic bond sectors, many which are included in the Absolute UCITS database, have just had the highest net retail sales.

The absolute return UK sector was the best-selling sector in September 2012 with net retail sales of £193 million ($310 million), well above its monthly average of £58 million ($93 million) during the previous 12 months.

The last time absolute return was the top-selling sector was in September 2009 with net retail sales of £441 million ($709 million).