Regulation

Regulation a key driver for UCITS in Germany

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Regulation has spurred the demand for regulated investment products in Germany, according to consultants.


Michael Busack from Absolut Research

Michael Busack, founder and managing director of Hamburg-based Absolut Research, says new European legislation such as Solvency II has also been a spur.

He says: “Alternative strategies offer a great potential for capital preservation and enhanced returns in a dynamic market environment.

“The Solvency II capital requirements are a spur for the demand for regulated products. We heard from different sources that there is an increased search activity among institutional investors. 

“As for retail investors, we also see a