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Managed Account Platforms 2017

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 14:07

This comprehensive Hedgeweek Special Report covers all of the latest developments and innovation in the Managed Account Platform (MAP) sector

The 'Managed Account Platforms 2017' special report comprises 8 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Hedgeweek

How dedicated managed account platforms can improve hedge fund investing

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 12:51

With market volatility always top of investors' minds, the ability to assume greater control over a particular investment strategy using a managed account structure has grown in significance in the last few years. With markets due a correction, and investors keen to optimise the way they allocate to hedge fund strategies, taking a customised approach – as opposed to necessarily using commingled managed account platforms or `public' platforms – continues to resonate.  »

Daniele Spada, Lyxor MAP

Lyxor MAP to build on alternative UCITS demand

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 13:04

Next year, Lyxor Asset Management, one of Europe's leading managed account platform providers, celebrates its 20th anniversary. Over that time, it has seen, and responded to, changing market dynamics. More recently, this has meant focusing on building out a larger range of liquid, regulated alternative UCITS funds on the Lyxor Alternative UCITS platform.  »

Eric Bissonnier, LumX Asset Management

LumMap: Access to more illiquid funds under AIFMD

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 13:08

LumX Group Limited (LumX), who has been developing and managing alternative investment programmes for over 25 years, is in the process of redomiciling the LumMap managed account platform, from Jersey to Ireland.  »

Sam Thompson, Man FRM

Custom managed accounts help optimise investors’ risk appetite

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 13:24

There is often a natural gap between the risk profiles that hedge funds want to produce, and what institutional clients want to buy. As such, there can be a different psychological view as to what a hedge fund represents to the manager and to the investor. An investor running a diversified portfolio may want much greater risk in the individual underlying funds than a hedge fund manager wants to run in his own business. »

Andrew Biggs, Sigma Analysis & Management

Managed account structures: ultimate flexibility

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 13:29

It is fair to say that Sigma Analysis & Management, based in Toronto, takes a uniquely quant-focused approach to the way it operates managed accounts. Founded in 1999 by Professor Luis Seco, director of the Masters of Mathematical Finance programme at University of Toronto and RiskLab, and David Rudd, past Chair of the Montreal Exchange Futures Committee, Sigma was designed to assist Canadian public pensions in analysing their hedge fund investments.  »

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. »

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.  »

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.  »

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