Study Finds UCITS Hedge Funds Hold Their Own

Oct 5 2010 | 2:02pm ET

Non-UCITS-III-compliant hedge funds do not regularly outperform their more heavily regulated siblings, according to new research.

There is no conclusive evidence that UCITS funds do worse on a risk-adjusted basis, according to Nils Tuchsmid, Erik Wallerstein and Louis Zanolin's new working paper. Tuchsmid and Wallerstein work at the Haute Ecole de Gestion in Geneva, Switzerland, while Zanolin works at NARA Capital.

Risk-adjusted is the key word, however, as the study confirms that UCITS funds are substantially less risky than other hedge funds. The study also found some cross-sectional evidence that less-regulated funds do outperform UCITS funds.


In Depth

Q&A: Sancus Capital And The Disruption Of The CLO Market

Oct 5 2017 | 6:28pm ET

Traditional collateralized loan obligation (CLO) funds in the U.S. market can offer...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Finding Success as Alternatives Converge

Oct 9 2017 | 4:00pm ET

Rising interest among institutional investors over the past several years has led...