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