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Eric Bissonier, LumX

LumX to grow its AIF platform offering

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 13:02

LumX Asset Management has been at the forefront of developing innovative alternative investment solutions for more than 25 years. One of the central tenets of its business model is its structured funds platform and structuring business, LumMap, designed to give a highly tailored solution to fund managers and investors, with strong governance, risk controls and deep position-level transparency thanks to its affiliation with LumRisk, an independent subsidiary of the LumX Group.  »

Bill Santos, Franklin Templeton

Investors looking for some TLC

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 12:58

Since 2012, K2 Advisors, one of the industry’s largest hedge fund advisory groups, has been part of Franklin Templeton Investments. It has, in many ways, been an ideal marriage, with K2 bringing alternative fund solutions expertise and Franklin Templeton bringing a distinguished history in traditional registered investments.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Segregated managed accounts: Caveat emptor

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 12:52

The demand among institutional investors for managed account solutions continues to evolve, as they seek out new structuring solutions and vehicles to meet their investment return, liquidity, transparency and jurisdictional needs.  »

Andrew Lapkin, HedgeMark

Achieving structural alpha through DMAs

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 12:39

By Andrew Lapkin – Institutional investors are increasingly shifting their hedge fund investments from traditional, commingled structures to Dedicated Managed Accounts (DMAs). A DMA is a customised single investor hedge fund with portfolio assets ultimately owned (and controlled) by the investor. One of the most attractive benefits of DMAs is the opportunity to utilise the DMA structure to achieve “structural alpha”. Structural alpha is the ability to enhance returns by taking advantage of the unique structural aspects of a DMA. There are several ways that investors achieve structural alpha through a DMA structure. »

David Young, Gemini

A good sherpa as OCIOs ascend

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 12:35

In an environment of fund fee compression, leveraging a private managed account platform may offer an easier way for an outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) to get approval from pension fund investment committees.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Private MAPs continue to enjoy solid AUM growth 

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 12:32

Some of the industry’s leading managed account platform providers continue to evolve their solution-based models to meet the custom desires of institutional investors. Platforms have come a long way in the last decade. Whereas originally, they were built as product-focused distribution models to put managers in the shop window, many of today’s platforms have pivoted to offer bespoke, solutions businesses to address the myriad demands of investors, large and small. »

Mohannad Aama, Beam Capital Management

Beam Capital Management launches blockchain-focused investment strategy in a separately managed account

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 17:31

Beam Capital Management has launched the Blockchain Leaders SMA, a separately managed account strategy focused on investing in the publicly traded securities of companies utilising, developing, facilitating or investing in Blockchain technology.  »

David Young, Gemini Alt

Gemini Alt continues to expand MAP capabilities

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 13:49

It has been a watershed year for Gemini Alternative Funds, LLC (Gemini Alt), as it continues to see interest among large allocators – pensions, endowments – that look at the managed account platform, and specifically Gemini's Dedicated Managed Account (DMA) solution.  »

Andrew Lapkin, HedgeMark

Private platforms - The future of hedge fund investing

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 13:44

Hedge fund managers often argue that taking on separately managed accounts can place an additional operational burden on their teams. As a result, many managers may resist investor requests for managed accounts.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Managed accounts: freeing the investment shackles

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 13:33

There are a number of different reasons for why investors wish to allocate to emerging managers. They might be looking for more performance from emerging managers because they are less constrained by overcrowded trades in the markets, or simply wish to gain exposure to more interesting, niche strategies that few others are looking at. Whatever the reasons, using separately managed accounts are one of the most effective tools for institutional investors. And a way to break free of the shackles of investing purely in blue chip names. »

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