Preqin Special Report: UCITS Hedge Funds
It has been over a decade since the third iteration of the UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) directive came into effect and made way for alternative investment funds to be formed under the European regulated structure. In this report we present an overview of the UCITS sector within the hedge fund industry as it stands today drawing on data from Preqin’s online hedge fund services. We look at investor appetite for UCITS funds, with a particular focus on European investors, fund launches and the UCITS strategy breakdown, as well as recent performance of these UCITS vehicles. We are also pleased to include an article on Opportunities and Barriers in the Alternative UCITS Market by Ian Swallow, Head of UCITS Management at Man.