Politics & Regulation

Hedge funds adopting UCITS principles, ALFI conference told


Panellists at the 2011 EAIF conference
Hedge fund managers are now applying some of the investment principles of the UCITS directive to their offshore funds as well, according to Christian Szylar from London-based Marshall Wace Asset Management.

Some of the aligned investment principles from the UCITS directive like value-at-risk, leverage and global exposure limits are now being used by hedge fund managers, according to Szylar, global head of risk and performance measurement for the hedge fund manager.

He was speaking on a panel at the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s European alternative investment funds conference