Institutional Investors

Absolute return UCITS investors seeking more alternatives to equities


Many key investors in absolute return UCITS want to reduce their exposures to certain equity funds, according to John Lowry, chairman of ML Capital.

Lowry says that it appears that the primary areas likely to benefit from this rotation will be CTAs and some, though not all, relative value and event driven strategies.

John Lowry chairman of ML Capital

A new 14-page report from ML, the Alternative UCITS Barometer, states that there is a drop in demand for most equity hedge strategies with European and global the most dramatically affected.

It adds: “Event driven funds are popular again