Mon, Dec 18, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Strong investor interest for multi-strategy funds

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Opalesque Industry Update - Capital Asset Management, the investment manager and promoter of the MontLake UCITS Platform, is delighted to present the 15th edition of the quarterly ML Capital Alternative UCITS Barometer (Barometer).

The Barometer is designed to help identify and anticipate key trends in the demand for the major strategies within the Alternative UCITS sector.

The capital introductory team at ML Capital surveyed a diverse range of 60 investors who collectively manage almost $95 billion and today invest upwards of $30 billion into Alternative UCITS, reflecting the widening of the investor base for regulated alternative products in Europe. Respondents range from insurance and pension funds to private banking organisations, with a significant constituent of financial advisers that deal with the primary source of Alternative UCITS inflows, the mid-net-worth investor.

Major Findings;

  • Sharp Rise in Interest for Multi-Strategy Funds - The most dramatic result by far this quarter is for Multi-Strategy funds, which show an almost five fold rise in the levels of demand over last quarters result. There has been a large spike in the level of allocators to Alternative UCITS planning to increase the size of their Multi-Strategy holdings this quarter. Almost half of our respondents (47%) are looking to allocate to the space, with a cautious eye on the relatively high priced equity and bond markets.
  • Bullish views on both US and Global Long Short Funds - Highest level of interest for US Long Short strategies since the inception of the Alternative UCITS Barometer. Following a drop in interest towards the tail end of 2013, sentiment towards the US Long Short space has somewhat changed and interest has rallied going into Q3. Furthermore, whilst UK Long Short slides out of favour, 51% of respondents plan to increase exposures to Global Long Short Funds.
  • Healthy Upswing towards Emerging Markets - There is a healthy move back towards the Emerging Markets shown this quarter. Our research has highlighted that there is emphatic support for Globally diversified funds (39%) as opposed to the more targeted regional products.

Report available here
PD

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. Mediobanca acquires majority stakes in Swiss hedge fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act

  2. North America - Miami could attract hedge funds if SALT deductions axed[more]

    From Law360.com: For years, inertia has been Nitin Motwani's greatest foe in his attempts to lure hedge fund owners in the northeast to Miami, which he has pitched as a tropical low-tax paradise. But with the Republican tax bill proposing to eliminate deductions for state and local taxes, he's sensi

  3. Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa

  4. ...And Finally - The ongoing gun saga in the U.S.[more]

    From Newsoftheweird.com: As elder members of the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, gathered on Nov. 16 to discuss the recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, one of those present asked if anyone had brought a gun to church. One man spoke up and said he c

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors leads $6M Series A round for LUX Technology and Services[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors has led a $6 million Series A funding round for LUX Technology and Services, a business and technology solutions provider for the alternative assets industry. The investment will be used to fuel growth of Trans