Hedge Funds Wrappers / Structures

UCITS funds surge as leading firms tap new investor pools

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The flow of new UCITS and onshore fund launches from leading hedge fund groups is fast turning into a tidal wave as investment managers seek to access new types of investors and meet the growing demand for more regulated and transparent funds.

Brevan Howard, BlueCrest, Gartmore and Marshall Wace are among the top groups targeting the UCITS area with new and planned launches - with many other leading asset managers also moving rapidly to line up new offerings or change offshore funds into onshore structures.

Brevan Howard recently unveiled its first fixed-income UCITS fund as part of a planned series