Ucits hedge funds see 7.5% AUM growth, says Alix report

Total assets under management in Ucits hedge funds have seen a 7.5% increase in the second quarter, climbing from €120bn up to €129bn, according to the latest quarterly report published by Alix Capital in Geneva.

New fund launches have helped to boost this growth—last quarter has seen the creation of sixteen new single funds and two new funds of funds. The most popular strategies have been commodity trading advisers and macro hedge funds, which have gained 26% and 17% in assets respectively.

Over the last 12 months, Ucits hedge funds have seen a total increase in AUM of 18.3%. The 20 largest managers account for over half of total AUM, with €64.9bn under their management collectively. Since the start of the year 50.27% of all single Ucits hedge funds display positive performance.

Louis Zanolin, chief executive of Alix Capital, expects this growth trend to continue for the rest of the year. “Investors are attracted by the increased investment choice, transparency, liquidity and regulatory oversight that Ucits funds provide,” he says.

Alix Capital specialises in alternative investments. Its Ucits Alternatives Index (UAI) is the leading benchmark for the Ucits hedge funds universe. The latest quarterly report covered 776 single manager funds and 78 funds of funds in the alternative Ucits hedge fund category. 

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