Appetite still strong for Ucits hedge funds

Despite the introduction of the AIFMD, alternative Ucits vehicles are still attractive to investors, particularly those who like the combination of brand awareness and risk framework offered

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Alternative Ucits continues to attract investors

Ucits established itself as the gold standard for retail European investment vehicles, then the international brand moved rather uneasily into alternatives. Hedge funds first started using the Ucits wrapper in earnest after the financial crisis when many investors wanted onshore, regulated vehicles.

In terms of regulatory protection for investors and marketability for fund managers, Ucits was perfect. Its uptake in the hedge fund world has grown since then, although there are some question marks

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