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Alternative UCITS 2018

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 12:28

This Hedgeweek Special Report lifts the bonnet and examines the workings of alternative UCITS platforms, which offer a one-stop-shop to investors and a range of streamlined structuring and distribution options to managers

The 'Alternative UCITS 2018' special report comprises 4 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Hedgeweek

Alternative UCITS funds offer huge AUM potential for managers

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 12:35

In many ways, this is just the first stage of growth for alternative UCITS. There is still a huge amount of future growth potential yet to be realised. If one looks at the supply/demand dynamics for UCITS, there are roughly USD9 trillion invested in UCITS products, 30,000 funds and only 800 alternative UCITS with approximately USD350 billion in AUM; a fraction of the total AUM.  »

Cyril Delamere, ML Capital

ML Capital: More than just a platform

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 12:45

ML Capital is an independent European regulated fund structurer that is rightly well known for its MontLake UCITS and MontLake QIAIF platforms, the success of which has seen firm-wide AUM grow to EUR5 billion since its inception in 2009.  »

Laura Elliot, Goldman Sachs

Inside views on the Goldman Sachs UCITS Platform

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 12:53

Goldman Sachs Fund Solutions is a bespoke solutions-oriented fund investments platform that was launched in 2004 within the Securities Division. The platform, at large, provides investors with access to unique internal strategies via regulated funds (UCITS and AIFMD-compliant funds), unregulated funds, as well as managed accounts. In addition, it offers investors access to carefully selected external alternative fund managers; referred to specifically as the Third Party Managed (UCITS) Platform.  »

Kenneth Sim, ML Capital

The value of a well-crafted distribution strategy

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 13:01

Getting distribution right is crucial when launching UCITS funds. The last thing a manager wants is to struggle to grow their AUM. Not only does it look bad in the eyes of prospective investors, an inadequate marketing effort can quickly become a costly and frustrating exercise.  »

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