Portfolio Adviser Magazine
Guide to Alternative Ucits July ’17
As they are now, they still fulfil the alternative function of not being equities, bonds or cash. However, their structures and take-up have broadened to the extent that at the end of June European-domiciled (including UK) alternative funds held nearly £400bn in assets, up from £110bn five years ago and £40bn 10 years ago.
Greater regulation has seen a greater need for transparency that, alongside investment drivers such as liquidity and diversification has seen a rapid increase in Ucits funds structures. These new propositions also allow portfolio managers an alternative to traditional ‘alternatives’ of private equity and hedge funds.View digital edition