Tages Adds Storied CTA to UCITS Platform

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Europe’s biggest hedge fund seeder has backed a new UCITS launch. Tages Capital has launched a UCITS version of the Rotella Polaris strategy, a managed futures program with a long pedigree run by Rotella Capital Management. Rotella, established by Robert Rotella in 1995, has been a pioneer in the […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day: UCITS Share of European Hedge Fund Launches

From Eurekahedge   The percentage of UCITS launches showed an upward trend between 2008 and 2011, as the post-financial crisis period created a healthy demand for regulated investment products from investors. Furthermore, the need to strengthen Europe’s overall financial system also made a strong case for managers to opt for a UCITS brand. Even though the percentage […] Read more »

Hedge Funds: Mutually Inclusive, says Neuberger Berman

By Fred Ingham, head of international hedge fund investments, Neuberger Berman   A quiet revolution is happening in hedge funds. Investors continue to allocate to the asset class, but the way they are allocating is changing, while its investor base is growing broader and becoming more inclusive. With both bond and equity markets facing major […] Read more »

Absolute Hedge UCITS Strategy Review for 2014 – Winners & Losers

By Georg Reutter and Matthew Barrett of Kepler Partners   Below we review each sub-sector in the Absolute Hedge universe, identifying the most important players and notable performances last year.   Managed Futures After several years of poor or disappointing returns, Managed Futures were the standout sector in 2014. The sector got off to a […] Read more »

UCITS Hedge Funds – Graphics of the Day

From Eurekahedge UCITS hedge funds have maintained a strong pattern of growth in 2014, with the industry delivering modest returns and also attracting plenty of new capital from investors. Currently the size of the industry stands at a record high of US$275.2 billion, overseen by a population of 1,016 funds. The onset of the Eurozone […] Read more »

UCITS Hedge Funds – Fund Raising Winners

By Kepler Partners LLP   Having previously focused only on alternative UCITS strategies with a UK registration, to reflect the increasingly global nature of alternative UCITS we have expanded the universe we analyse to include all alternative UCITS funds regardless of their domicile. By the end of 2013 the alternative UCITS sector now controls over […] Read more »

Investing Institutions and the Persistent UCITS Hedge Funds Performance Gap

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight It was noted in Hedge Fund Insight in May this year that most of the capital raised by European hedge funds in 2013 had gone into UCITS versions of the funds rather than the offshore versions of those hedge funds.   At the time the comment was […] Read more »

European Hedge Fund Industry Joins In The Growth

By Simon Kerr, Hedge Fund Insight From immaturity around 1997 through the mid 2000’s the European hedge fund industry grew faster than that of the country which invented the concept, the United States of America. For the period since the Credit Crunch the European industry has been a lot less vigorous than the American scene, […] Read more »