The SLI GARS fund was the best-selling mutual fund in Europe in November, taking in €1bn in net new money. However, there are multi-strategy funds that perform much better.
In part two of a video interview, Andrew Summers explains why he is a big believer in alternative investments, and reveals a couple of his favourite funds in this area.
In this video interview, Andrew Summers, head of fund selection at Investec Wealth & Investment, talks about his fondness of funds with a strong manager at the helm.
Active managers are under fire from all sides. Regulators in the Nordic countries are leading the attack on closet trackers, and cheaper ETFs are eating market share. Fund selectors are looking on this favourably, though the asset management example is not followed by the wholesale sector in every European country.
There are two types of absolute return funds, and there are only 40 alternative Ucits funds to pass the hedge fund test. As a matter of fact, absolute return funds are far from a straightforward concept.