Opinion

Are sub-advisory deals the new way to enter the absolute return UCITS space?

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What does the partnership between Skandia Investment Group and Aspect Capital mean for the absolute return UCITS industry?

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Comment by Joy Dunbar, Editor of Absolute UCITS

Since the development of absolute return UCITS funds, platforms have been the most prominent way that hedge fund managers have accessed investors outside their non-traditional core.

The benefits of using a platform—assuming all platforms are born equal (which they are not)—are clear. Platforms offer a portfolio manager a one-stop-shop solution to distribute and market its funds.

The platform is usually legally in charge of the fund so it is its responsibility to deal with the extensive regulations surrounding the UCITS