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Man Tops UK Investor Searches In December

eVestment, a provider of data and analytics to the traditional and alternative investment industries, released its monthly rankings report, which shows which funds on its platform were viewed the most by institutional investors in different geographies.

Amongst UK institutional investors and consultants which conducted searches on the platform, the only hedge funds that made the overall top 20 (the results combine mutual and alternative funds) both were Man Group products - AHL’s ‘Man AHL Alpha Programme’, a macro quantitative fund, and ‘Man Alternative Risk Premia Strategies SP, a Multi-Strategy fund.

These 2 funds are also joint 11th in eVestment’s league table of month-on-month change (again, for searches conducted by UK-based institutional investors); the highest ranking hedge funds in the report. Other funds with large increases in searches from November to December include Strategic Capital Inc.’s Japan Up Unit Trust, a Japanese activist event-driven fund; and Misaki Capital’s Misaki Engagement Master Fund, also a Japanese activist event-driven fund.

No hedge funds at all appeared in the top 20 searches by institutional investors based in the US, Canada, continental Europe, Asia-Pacific or Africa/Middle East.