Ucits hedge funds start to build momentum

As Ucits hedge funds and funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) proliferate, questions are being asked about the ability of strategies to fit in the Ucits framework as well about the diversit of funds on offer.


Hedge funds first started using Ucits wrappers around their funds so institutional investors otherwise blocked from investing in offshore funds could find a legitimate route to access returns. Although Ucits are mainly used for retail funds that hold transferable securities such as equity and bonds where the potential loss is limited to the amount paid for them, Ucits hedge funds are a different beast.

The speed of the hedge fund – and funds of hedge funds – take-up of the wrapper caught most by

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