Regulation a key driver for UCITS in Germany


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