Fri, May 25, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

UCITS investors prefer global macro and event driven strategies, ML Capital survey finds

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - In its latest survey on the growing market for New UCITS (NUCITS*), ML Capital has seen that the largest growth in investor demand this quarter, has been for Global Macro strategies. 87 percent of respondents are planning to increase or maintain their exposure to macro funds.

ML Capital surveyed a diverse range of active investors in NUCITS, who collectively manage €40 billion and today invest upwards of €10 billion of those assets into NUCITS Funds. Questions are aimed at discovering their forthcoming strategy allocations and are asked each quarter to the same respondents in order to track asset flows between NUCITS strategies. Key highlights this quarter are as follows:

 Global Macro is the single most popular strategy in this quarter’s survey, with 87% of respondents planning to increase or maintain their exposure to the sector, and a very impressive 54% planning to increase their investment.

 US Equity Long/Short funds remain the most popular equity strategy this quarter with 49% of investors looking for more exposure to the area.

 In the Emerging Markets sector, the most popular choice is Global Emerging with over 40% of respondents planning to increase their allocations. Global Emerging funds have now overtaken Pan Asian strategies as the most popular route for emerging market exposure. However a clear bottleneck of supply may hamper growth in both sectors.

 Event Driven strategies including those seeking to profit from corporate mergers, are also likely to see strong inflows. The most popular Event Driven strategy is Merger Arbitrage, reflecting the expectations of growing M&A opportunities.

 Managed Futures and CTAs also received strong indications of support with 95% planning to increase or maintain their investments to the area. This strong demand will encourage an increasing number of CTAs to launch NUCITS over the coming year.

Commenting on the latest survey, John Lowry, co-founder and Chairman of ML Capital: “NUCITS remains a fledgling industry with the majority of managers and investors yet to commit or reveal their hands. However, the sector is maturing rapidly and we are aware of a number of strategic developments being planned which will move the industry to centre stage over the coming months.

Sitting on the side-lines does not appear to be an option any longer for most players.”


* Rather than the somewhat fabricated term NEWCITS, - we employ what we believe to be the more appropriate NUCITS, as it stands for New UCITS.

(press release)


Incorporated in Malta and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority, ML Capital is an independent and privately-owned financial services group specialising in advising on and delivering alternative investment solutions and strategies for the investment industry. ML Capital provides a truly global service for its clients from its headquarters in in Malta and operations centres in London, Geneva and Dublin. www.montlakeucits.com

The MontLake UCITS Platform, domiciled in Ireland and regulated by the Irish Financial Regulator provides investment managers with a turnkey solution for launching a UCITS fund under its umbrella structure. Typical time to market is 10 weeks, or less, with the platform offering immediate access to a wide range of investors through ML Capital’s distribution network. www.montlakeucits.com


Ronnie Tanti, Chief Risk Officer at ML Capital participated in our late-2010 Opalesque Malta Roundtable: www.montlakeucits.com

Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes, Hedge fund IBV Capital digs deep to unlock long-term value in a competitive market, Eisman of 'The Big Short' fame recommends shorting Deutsche Bank[more]

    Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes From Irishtimes.com: Two US hedge funds, Davidson Kempner and York Capital, have accumulated a combined 4.74 per cent interest in cardboard box maker Smurfit Kappa using financial derivatives. It comes as many investors cl

  2. Foundations of hedge fund managers gave big to controversial donor-advised funds[more]

    In the world of philanthropy and tax-deductible charitable giving, the explosion of donor-advised funds has touched off intense debate. Now, there is evidence that the DAF boom is being further fuelled by hedge fund foundation money. Four of the top five foundations that gave the most to large do

  3. Third Point to raise $400 million for SPAC, Farley to run it[more]

    From Reuters.com: Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC plans to raise $400 million for a "blank check" company which will be run by outgoing stock market operator NYSE Group President Thomas Farley, according to a regulatory filing made on Tuesday. The new company, referred to on Wall Stre

  4. Study: For hedge funds, smaller is better[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: The smaller the hedge fund is, the better its performance is likely to be, according to a new study. The study - "Size, Age, and the Performance Life Cycle of Hedge Funds," released April 26 - sought to determine whether a hedge fund's size and age had any effect on i

  5. Hedge fund returns rose in April for first gain since January[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Bloomberg Hedge Fund Database shows returns flat this year - Currency strategies had the biggest monthly gain at 13% Hedge fund returns increased 0.78 percent in April, reversing two consecutive monthly declines. The swing of 134 basis points was driven by gains in all seven