Overview of 2010 Key Trends in UCITS III Hedge Funds Eurekahedge
The interest among investors for UCITS III hedge funds surged in 2010 and has continued into the start of 2011. In this report, we monitor the developments in UCITS III hedge funds and touch upon some of the key aspects of the industry such as location of managers, strategies being employed as well as looking at some of the main performance trends.
The size of the UCITS III hedge fund1 industry has grown rapidly both in terms of assets under management and number of funds. As at end-February 2011, we estimate there to be 719 unique managers2 with assets of nearly US$200 billion.