The 'Managed Accounts in Focus 2021' special report comprises three separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

SPECIAL REPORT

Demystifying managed account platform providers

Demystifying managed account platform providers

By Abali Hoilett & Benoit Sansoucy, Maples – Canadian institutional investors have been at the forefront of investing in the alternative investment space, utilising innovative bespoke structures that reduce operational and investment risk and enhance returns. The widespread adoption of managed account platforms (“MAPs”), which create optimal conditions to generate and preserve alpha, while mitigating the risk from investing in commingled structures, has seen the vast majority of Canadian institutional investors engage a managed account platform provider (“MAPP”).