Introduction

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By Joy Dunbar, Editor, Absolute UCITS

Absolute UCITS, part of HedgeFund Intelligence, undertook the most comprehensive survey of the platform UCITS industry at the midpoint of 2012. Around 66 fund managers responded to the survey and all the major platforms answered.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
There have been many developments since Absolute UCITS conducted its last survey in 2011 including several launches, a liquidation and a platform transferring from its investment banking division to its wealth management arm. Even though assets under management in the alternative UCITS industry have remained the same at around $116 billion, the proportion using platforms