Liquid alts advocated part of hedge fund founder exit strategies

Fees lower but flow diversification raises firm valuations

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Luke Clancy

With their restrictions on leverage and liquidity, alternative Ucits and ’40 Act funds may not be to everyone’s taste but some believe the product is the best way forward for hedge funds forsaken by institutional investors scaling back on their investments and demanding better deals.

Sophisticated buy-side institutions – which probably control up to two-thirds of overall hedge fund assets under management – have invested in the asset class now for 10 to 15 years and recognise that, in a low rate