Mon, Apr 24, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

ML Capital says UCITS investors seek CTA strategies

Monday, October 24, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - In its latest survey on the growing market for Alternative UCITS, ML Capital observed a dramatic increase in demand for CTA’S, which is at an all-time high, with 57% of respondents committed to the sector.

ML Capital surveyed a diverse range of active Alternative UCITS investors, who collectively manage €80 billion and today invest upwards of €30 billion into Alternative UCITS products.

Key highlights this quarter are as follows:

  • Allocations to CTA’s and Global Macro strategies are set to continue to increase dramatically. The largest increase in allocations are to Global Macro systematic and CTA strategies, both of which saw demand almost double over the last quarter from 30% to almost 60%.
  • Demand for developed equity market hedge strategies has declined noticeably since the beginning of 2011 and interest in Event Driven strategies has also been quite negative.
  • There is however a significant push into emerging markets funds underway – with 39% of respondents indicating a desire to move into global emerging markets UCITS funds.
  • The two least popular categories this quarter are UK L/S and distressed.
Commenting on the latest survey, John Lowry, Co-Founder and Chairman of ML Capital: “During this quarter, when respondents’ allocations to UCITS rose dramatically from 10 to 30 billion, the increase in market volatility has seen a big shift towards those strategies that offer the potential to make money, or at least protect a significant element of the markets’ risk.” The full survey can be downloaded from Opalesque: Source. Corporate website: Source

- FG

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. Opalesque Exclusive: Carden Capital bets on volatility[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Machine driven strategies are having a bit of a moment in the hedge fund world right now. Systematic funds have outperformed other strategies at a time when all ey

  2. Sprott AM to sell Canadian diversified fund business to management-led group[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Toronto-based asset management company Sprott Asset Management LP (SAM) has entered into an agreement to sell its Canadian diversified fund business to a management-led group. Under the deal, the new group will have

  3. Investing - These hedge funds (and Madeleine Albright) are betting on a debt crisis, Hedge funds are upping their bets on the death of the traditional retailer, $20bn hedge fund recaps Corizon[more]

    These hedge funds (and Madeleine Albright) are betting on a debt crisis From Yahoo.com: There could be a big debt crisis brewing in places like China, India, Latin America and Africa -- and a growing number of investors are amassing war chests to cash in on the distress. Albright Capital

  4. Universities looking to defend endowments from Republican tax plan[more]

    From PIOnline.com: Some of the richest U.S. colleges are pushing back against scrutiny by Congress over the tax-exempt status of university endowments. Lobbying disclosure forms show almost two dozen schools such as Princeton University, University of Notre Dame and Cornell University are including

  5. Activist News - GAM touts 'tangible results' of turnaround as activist fight hots up, Bill Ackman not done with Herbalife, says his fight could get legs in May, Activist hedge fund CIAM says Euro Disney's buyout offer not fair for minority investors[more]

    GAM touts 'tangible results' of turnaround as activist fight hots up From FNLondon.com: GAM, the Swiss asset manager at the center of an attempted boardroom putsch by activist hedge fund RBR Capital, said its first-quarter results amounted to "tangible" proof that its management's plan f