Absolute return UCITS funds continue to surge


  • Assets under management in absolute return UCITS reach $116 billion (30 June 2011)
  • $3 billion raised from 58 new fund launches in the first half of 2011
  • London remains the dominant centre for absolute return UCITS

London, 29 September 2011 – Global assets in absolute return UCITS funds have climbed by more than 150%, according to new research compiled by HedgeFund Intelligence.

Half year figures show that assets grew by 151% to $115.7 billion at 30 June 2011 from $46.1 billion at the same point the previous year. Absolute return UCITS are now a quarter of the size of the more mature European