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UCITS hedge funds assets up 4% in the third quarter, 18.5% year to date Alix Capital reports

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: UCITS hedge fund AUM increased by 4.0% in the third quarter contributing to a total increase of 18.5% from the beginning of the year according to a new report from Alix Capital.

The firm now estimates that total assets managed by UCITs hedge funds are now EUR 134.15 billion ($176bn). "The three largest single strategy hedge fund managers have all witnessed significant percentage increases in AUM in 2012: Standard Life Investments is up 43.6%, GAM +29.0% and M&G +63.9%" Alix Capital revealed, with 17 new single strategy funds launched in the third quarter increasing the total to 791. "These funds were evenly spread in terms of manager domicile across the UK (33%), US (27%), France (20%) and Germany (20%) and 46.1% of funds were domiciled in Luxembourg.

Fixed income strategies receive 33.7% of total AUM in UCITs hedge funds, according to Alix Capital. Their latest quarterly research on the UCITS hedge funds industry included UCITs hedge fund platforms in their analysis for the first time. "Assets on platforms have increased by 14.3% since the beginning of the year taking the total AUM on platforms to EUR 9.3 billion, 7% of the UCITs hedge funds market. The largest UCITs hedge fund platform is DB Platinum with EUR 2.1 billion AUM. In comparison the total assets managed by single UCITS hedge funds increased by 18.5% year to date."

Louis Zanolin, CEO of Alix Capital, s......................

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