Alternative UCITS 2013

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James Williams, Hedgeweek

Alternative UCITS platforms grow as regulation tightens

By James Williams – Recent figures released last month by Geneva-based Alix Capital, which runs the UCITS Alternative Index Global, show that in Q1 this year total assets in the alternative UCITS space advanced by 11.6 per cent to EUR155billion. Year-on-year, that’s a 29 per cent increase (EUR139billion in 2012). »

Jason Funk, Lyxor Asset Management

Alternative UCITS: A cost efficient option

There remains a common misperception among some investors that UCITS fund structures are more costly than offshore funds due to additional reporting requirements, frequent NAV calculations and use of derivatives. But as Jason Funk (pictured), a member of the alternative investments business development team at Lyxor Asset Management is quick to point out, alternative UCITS funds are actually quite cost efficient. »

Louis Zanolin, Alix Capital

Alternative UCITS show encouraging performance in 2013

By James Williams – Over the past 12 months, total AuM in alternative UCITS funds has risen from EUR139billion to EUR155billion. In 2008, that figure stood at EUR28billion. »

Ian Swallow, Man

Identifying the right strategies is critical

The key to offering a robust UCITS platform to support hedge fund strategies is making sure that what is being offered is suitable for the specific clients being targeted, according to Ian Swallow (pictured), Head of UCITS Management at Man. »

Daniel Häfele, ACOLIN

New Swiss regulations on marketing of alternatives

By Daniel Häfele, ACOLIN – “I’d like to distribute my hedge fund in Switzerland – is that still possible?” “We are a specialist in offshore funds. Will you take us on as a legal representation client?” »

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