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Boyer Allan mirrors Pacific fund in UCITS arena with June launch

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Boyer Allan Investment Management, the London and Hong Kong-based Asian equity shop with $800 million in assets, is rolling out its first UCITS-complaint fund in June on the Bank of America Merrill Lynch platform, the Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions.

The Boyer Allan Asian Long Short UCITS fund will mirror the investment strategy of the firm’s flagship fund, the Pacific Fund. “The move into UCITS is both defensive and offensive,” says Boyer Allan’s CEO, Roger Denby-Jones. “On the defensive side, because of the [upcoming] EU directive on hedge fund marketing, we’re not sure if we can market our offshore funds