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Lyxor turns to early stage and niche hedge fund managers for greater performance

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

The Opalesque France Roundtable, sponsored by Eurex and Lyxor heard from Nathanaël Benzaken, Managing Director and deputy head of the Alternative Investments Division and head of managed account development at Lyxor, on the firm’s approach to emerging managers. Lyxor manages some $100bn across four business lines in the alternative sector, namely ETFs and Indexing, Structured Investments, Multi-Asset Investments and Alternative Investments. Benzaken explained that within the latter, Lyxor has pioneered the managed account business for hedge funds. "We started in 1998 with the vision to offer access to hedge funds in a secure way. In today’s environment, we have three points of attention: regulation, performance and technology. The AIFM Directive and the UCITS regulation are very important developments for the U.S., Europe and for the hedge fund industry as a whole. There is a scenario where they act as catalyst to help re-build the industry. Although total assets under management in hedge funds suggest that they are back at, if not beyond, historical highs, one must bear in mind it is essentially the result of performance contributions. Flow-wise, we have not seen much new cumulative net inflows in the industry since the massive redemption ......................

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