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Hedge funds using the UCITS wrapper top $50 billion

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Assets under management for UCITS that use hedge fund strategies have almost reached the $50 billion milestone.

There are a total of 296 funds that have $49.2 billion AUM, according the latest research by the HedgeFund Intelligence data team. They consist of 254 single manager hedge funds with combined assets of $46.1 billion plus 42 funds of funds with $3.1 billion assets. The UK dominates the single manager and fund of funds sectors with around half the total number of funds and AUM.

The number of funds has increased significantly since HedgeFund Intelligence started to track the sector in 2009. In the first half of that year there were only 25 single manager funds with