Hedge Fund Managed Accounts November 2011

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Lisa Fridman, Head of European Research, PAAMCO

Institutions and hedge fund managers converge on MAPs

By James Williams - Insistence on position-level transparency has been de rigueur since day one says Lisa Fridman (pictured), Head of European Research at PAAMCO, a major institutional FoHF firm established in 2000. She says that whilst they weren’t using managed accounts in the early years emphasis on transparency was paramount in the team. By logical extension, the firm then decided to create its own MAP in 2005, way before the global meltdown in ’08 prompted investors to seriously consider managed accounts. »

Tyler Kim, CIO, Maples Fund Services

The informational benefits of managed accounts

By Tyler Kim, CIO, Maples Fund Services - Institutional investors could be easily overwhelmed by the volume of data that originates out of their managed accounts programs. To avoid this, they require information systems that aggregate position data across multiple managers, consolidate information on a ubiquitous dashboard, and produce meaningful analytical reports. Data accessibility and robust reporting capabilities are key to extracting the informational benefits intended from managed accounts. »

Stefan Keller, Head of MAP Research, Lyxor Asset Management

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

The once-in-a-generation uncertainty about sovereign debt has risen further as cyclical worries have resurfaced, says Stefan Keller, head of MAP research at Lyxor Asset Management…. »

Oliver Scully, managing director, Citco Fund Services

Big institutions favour SMAs as growth remains steady

By James Williams - As the number of managed account platforms (MAPs) increases, seemingly in response to the growth in institutional investors entering the realm of hedge funds, one might assume that managed account AUM is following a steep upward trajectory. »

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