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The benefits of boutique MAPs

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 17:18

Establishing a hedge fund, let alone attaining the necessary investment track record to entice allocators, is a challenging proposition. The cost of setting up a hedge fund has skyrocketed amid growing regulation and investor demands for institutional-standard infrastructure. Citi's 2014 Hedge Fund Industry Operating Metrics Survey estimated managers required a minimum of USD310million in AUM to ensure their two per-cent management fee covered all of their operational and regulatory overheads.  »

Sarj Panesar

Managed Account Platforms offer Solvency II relief

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 17:14

Solvency II regulation, which is aimed at European insurance providers to improve transparency on the cost of capital related to their underlying assets – think of it as Basel III for insurers – is set to make managed accounts an even more popular vehicle moving forward.  »

Michael Hart, Amundi

Australia is next market for AIFMD-compliant MAP

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 17:09

Amundi Alternative Investments was one of the first managed account platforms in Europe to become fully AIFMD-compliant. With approximately USD5billion in assets, the Dublin-domiciled platform is perfectly placed to capitalise on growing demand from the USD2.02trillion Australian Superannuation market for investment solutions that offer a clear value-add (and value for money).  »


MAP offers significant benefits to investors

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 17:05

2015 has certainly been an interesting year thus far, with macroeconomic negativity and uncertainty mixed with idiosyncratic events resulting in a sustained period of market volatility, with the traditional fear gauge or VIX Index peaking at 50.78 on 24 August, the highest level since 2009.   »

Tom Kirkpatrick, SS&C Technologies

Leading the way in MAP service offering

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 16:59

SS&C Technologies services four of the world's top 10 managed account platforms, providing a critical administration function in the MAP space. The firm has continued to grow the number of clients (both MAPs and individual fund managers) in 2015 and as Tom Kirkpatrick (pictured), European COO at SS&C GlobeOp, observes, hedge fund managers are taking on more managed account mandates.  »

Daniele Spada, Lyxor

Developing a new ‘multi-manager’ MAP solution

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 16:54

Lyxor Asset Management has developed another innovative solution for investors to allocate to liquid alternatives in a cost-effective fashion. In addition to offering commingled and segregated managed account solutions for hedge fund investing on the Lyxor MAP, investors can now avail of a multi-manager managed account solution, which, structurally speaking, is similar to the multi-manager '40 Act alternative mutual fund springing up in the US.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Hedge fund managed accounts set to grow as market volatility returns

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 16:51

We live in an age where technological innovations like the e-hailing company, Uber – on track to becoming the most successful start-up ever – and Netflix, which data maps our viewing preferences, are empowering us to live increasingly customisable lifestyles. And in the world of hedge fund investing, the same rules apply, particularly for institutions who want control, transparency, and investment mandates that work on their terms, not those of the manager. »

AII Barometer: The wheel turned in favour of directional strategies

AII Barometer: The wheel turned in favour of directional strategies

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 16:31

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.1 per cent in October. Eight out of 11 Lyxor Indices ended the month in positive territory. The Lyxor LS Equity Long Bias Index (+4.5 per cent), the Lyxor Special Situations Index (+3.5 per cent) and the Lyxor Global Macro Index (+2.1 per cent) were the best performers. »

Ali Sheikh appointed head of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services in Asia Pacific

Ali Sheikh appointed head of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services in Asia Pacific

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 14:54

Northern Trust has appointed Ali Sheikh as head of Hedge Fund Services, Asia-Pacific. »

Convergex Prime Services to launch new futures prime brokerage offering

Convergex Prime Services to launch new futures prime brokerage offering

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 14:33

Convergex has entered into a clearing agreement with INTL FCStone Financial enabling it to offer its clients access to FCStone's futures execution capabilities and prime brokerage platform.  »

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