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Managed Account Platforms 2018

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 12:24

This Hedgeweek Special report examines how managed account platforms (MAPs) are evolving to offer bespoke solutions for the myriad demands of investors large and small, with private platform solutions attracting serious asset inflows…

The 'Managed Account Platforms 2018' special report comprises 6 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
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. »

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.  »

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. »

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.  »

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.  »

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.  »

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