Managed Accounts

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James Williams, Hedgeweek

Private MAPs represent a significant growth area

By James Williams – As a solution for investing into hedge funds the managed account model is nothing new. As a way to access liquid hedge fund strategies with greater transparency and risk controls in place to help investors make more informed investment decisions, managed accounts play a vital role. And according to a recent AIFM industry survey, managers are becoming all too aware of this. »


Lionel Paquin, head of Lyxor Managed Account Platform (MAP)

Examining the potential impact of AIFMD

“It is most welcome to have a dedicated regulatory framework for alternative funds than no framework at all,” comments Lionel Paquin (pictured), head of Lyxor Managed Account Platform (MAP), when discussing the potential impact of the AIFM Directive on the alternatives industry. »


Kristin Castellanos, Director GTB Product Management, Deutsche Bank Fund Services

Strengthening expertise in managed accounts

At Deutsche Bank Fund Services, one of the industry’s leading alternative fund and managed account administrators (the bank also boasts two leading MAPs in the form of dbSelect and dbAlternatives), putting the tools in the hands of its clients to meet the unique reporting challenges of managed account mandates is a priority. »


Dermot Butler, Chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Limited

Managed accounts and Managed Account Platforms

By Dermot Butler, Chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Limited – Managed accounts are not a new phenomenon, despite some of the media hype which would lead readers to assume that they are a recent addition to investors and investor’s armoury. In fact historically most CTAs would never have opened a fund if they had not started life offering managed accounts, which they did as a way to corral Assets Under Administration (“AUM”). »


Omar Kodmani, Permal Group

Managed Accounts 2.0 – The rise of the buyside MAP

By James Williams – As more hedge fund managers, particularly start-ups and emerging managers, accede to offering managed account mandates it would appear that buy-side institutions, be they fund-of-hedge-fund firms or investment advisory firms, are trying to steal a march on the big publicly-owned banking platforms. The general premise is that these institutions are more closely aligned to investors, they understand their needs and are more solution-driven than distribution-driven. »


Stephen McGoohan, head of managed account lifecycle and transparency, FRM (Man Group)

Managed accounts: more than operational vehicles

By Stephen McGoohan, head of managed account lifecycle and transparency, FRM (Man Group) – FRM, now part of Man Group Plc, is one of Europe’s established alternative investment specialists and runs an extensive buy-side managed account platform with USD7.9billion in assets (as of 1 October 2013). »


says Paul Compton, head of strategy in SunGard’s asset management business

Institutional credibility is vital for managers

“There is what I call a Holy Trinity for hedge funds. They’ve got to be able to raise capital, they’ve got to be able to deliver performance, and they’ve got to be able to control costs,” says Paul Compton (pictured), head of strategy in SunGard’s asset management business. Within the context of managed accounts, the last point on cost control is especially important. »


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