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Fund managers are more open to managed account solution

Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Nathanael Benzaken
Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Hedge fund managers who attended the latest Opalesque 2013 France Roundtable were one in saying that managed account platforms offer one of the best alternative solutions to investors who want to invest in hedge funds.

The Roundtable was sponsored by Lyxor and Eurex and took place on June 6th, 2013 in Paris.

Xavier Lattaignant, Head of Alternative Multi-Management at SCOR Global Investments (SGI) stated, "Managed accounts are a very compelling alternative to direct offshore investment. It is an efficient way to get transparency, control over assets by a third party and improved liquidity in some cases." And he said this works perfectly for SGI because his firm looks for ways to obtain the performance engine of hedge funds in a secure and transparent structure.

He explained that this trend is visible in the increasing number of platforms and the asset growth of these hedge platforms. As institutional investors consider alternative investments, they will do it through managed accounts.

Lattaignant opined that two different models were reinforced after the 2008 crisis and continue to gain traction today. The first was th......................

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