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UCITS Alternative Index announces index provider change

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS Alternative Index has announced that effective on May 1 2015 Hedgeanalytics AG will become the new index provider for the UCITS Alternative Index (UAI) family of indices.

Hedgeanalytics AG is a Spin-off Company from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and is based in Winterthur, Switzerland. Launched in 2008, the company provides investors with hedge fund analyses and ratings. It already maintains a web system www.hedgegate.com that allows investors to select and monitor funds of hedge funds.

Launched in 2010 the UCITS Alternative Index family of indices is one of the oldest and leading index families tracking the performance of UCITS absolute return funds and funds of funds. Composed of 27 different investible and non-investible benchmarks, their performances are distributed and used globally.

Oliver Liechti, managing partner of Hedgeanalytics AG says: “We are very glad to become the new index provider of the UCITS Alternative Index Family. This allows us to extend the fund range available on our platform into the fast growing single manager alternative UCITS field. Investors will benefit from increased transparency, easy access without costs and meaningful analysis.”

Louis Zanolin, founder of the UCITS Alternative Index: “I’m very excited about this new development of the UCITS Alternative Index and particularly pleased to team up with Hedgeanalytics. Their longstanding experience in fund data management and performance publication not only ensures but strengthens the development of the UAI index family.”

Louis Zanolin remains involved in the strategic developments of the UCITS Alternative Index and member of its Scientific Committee while pursuing other professional interests.

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