AIFM could boost alternative structured pay-off market


A number of investment banks now sell hedge fund-style alternative return products, with exposures offered in Ucits III-compliant fund format or as structured notes, neither of which fall under the purview of the European Union's Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFM). It is thought such hedge fund competitor products could see inflows as investors are forced to seek new sources of alternative returns.

"If what comes out of the Directive is ultimately damaging to the hedge fund

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