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Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions sees interest grow in Ucits hedge fund platform

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Launching a Ucits hedge fund platform was a smart move for Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions. Despite the fact the Luxembourg platform was unveiled in November 2007, the financial crisis worked in its favour.

The crisis pushed regulated products up the agenda for both fund managers and investors.

The Sicav structure ensures the assets of each sub-fund on the platform are individually ring-fenced. For investors this means each sub-fund is regarded as a separate entity. The Ucits wrapper is the ac