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Key Trends in UCITS Hedge Funds (June 2021)

Since the onset of the global financial crisis, investors worldwide have grown more cautious in undertaking investments and have increased their demands for underlying investment products and instruments to be monitored by international compliance standards. The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities or ‘UCITS’ was developed to meet this post-crisis demand, as UCITS is embodied by strong regulation, resulting in a high level of investor protection with certain restrictions such as liquidity of the underlying assets and leverage caps to provide added transparency to investors.

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