HFR President, Ken Heinz

Q2 sees steady growth in UCITS hedge funds

A report by Alternative Ucits reveals that the number of single manager Ucits III hedge funds grew in Q2 to nearly 500; a 19% increase. This was further reflected by the AUM of single manager funds increasing in Q2 by EUR13 billion, whilst an additional EUR0.8 billion flowed into funds of hedge funds. According to the firm’s UCITS Alternative Index, Fixed Income has been the best performing strategy, posting YTD returns of 2.04%. Conversely, Commodities have been hit hard, down 5.33%. Hedge Fund Research has also just released a report, noting that USD8.8 billion of the USD9.5 billion total net inflow into hedge funds this year has gone to established firms with more than USD5 billion in AUM. HFR President Ken Heinz (pictured) was quoted as saying: “Investors have exhibited strong interest in products such as UCITS III-compliant funds and separately managed accounts.”

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