Friday, 31 July 2015
Last updated 13 hours ago
Mar 4 2010 | 6:41am ET
UCITS III-compliant hedge funds may be the fastest-growing niche of the global industry, but one major hedge fund player says the regulation-friendly structure is no silver bullet.
Chuck Clarvit, who heads BlackRock Alternative Advisors, told RBS’s Alternatively that the UCITS liquidity requirements are too strict to allow the best long/short strategies.
“Often, the very strategies we fund most appealing may be excluded from the UCITS-compliant format,” he said. “Not all strategies are conveniently translatable into a UCITS-compliant structure.”
Clarvit, whose unit manages $23 billion in funds of hedge funds, says the limitations of the UCITS structure create an opportunity for listed permanent capital funds of funds. UCITS-compliant funds are required to offer at least bi-monthly liquidity.
May 27 2015 | 2:15pm ET
Support Hedge Funds Care, also known as Help For Children (HFC), by participating in this year's raffle. All proceeds go to support HFC's mission of preventing and treating child abuse. Read more…