Regulated Alternatives: The New Conventional
Regulated Alternative Funds: The New Conventional
The evolution of investment philosophies and strategies is causing previously distinct investor segments and products to converge. This trend of packaging alternative investment strategies within mutual funds and UCITS continues unabated, with new products being introduced regularly and asset flows gaining momentum.
SEI, in collaboration with Strategic Insight, has re-examined the growth of alternative mutual funds in Europe and the U.S. in our latest research paper, "Regulated Alternative Funds: The New Conventional."
Key findings include:
- The convergence is seen in growing capital flows into regulated alternative investment products, most often in the form of UCITS funds and U.S.-regulated mutual funds.
- During the first eight months of 2011, more than $61 billion was poured into regulated funds using alternative strategies.
- The trend toward "mainstream alternatives" holds substantial appeal for investment managers.