Wed, Mar 4, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Biggest barrier to entry for boutique asset managers is in regulatory costs

Friday, October 04, 2013

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

Boutique asset managers are underdogs, say Adam Sussman and Valerie Bogard of Tabb Group, a financial markets research and advisory firm. They are the authors of the report Boutique Business Model under Attack: Bruised by Regulation, Crippled by Costs?, which was co-funded by SunGard’s Asset Arena 360, a solution that helps boutique asset managers control their operations costs, raise assets and manage due diligence and compliance.

Boutique managers are underdogs for a reason: the demands of the regulatory environment increase the cost of doing business so much so that some businesses cannot get off the ground. Shame, since those small businesses are nimble, they have a niche focus, a structure that encourages sustainability and a client-centric approach.

What's the single thing that could make or break your firm in the next year? SunGard and Tabb in August asked 202 boutique equities-focused asset managers, concentrated in the U.S. and Europe: What's the single thing that could make or break your firm in the next year?

The biggest barrier, the survey found, is the institutionalisation of the industry, with its accompanying due diligence and compliance costs, which boutiques lack the scale to......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Outlook - Philippe Jordan predicts 'alternative beta' to displace hedge funds, Stan Druckenmiller says Europe, Japan stocks will outpace U.S.[more]

    Philippe Jordan predicts 'alternative beta' to displace hedge funds From Investordaily.com.au: The disappointing performance of hedge funds in recent years is a result of "too much money chasing too little alpha", argues Capital Fund Management. Speaking to InvestorDaily, CFM partner Phi

  2. Investing - Seth Klarman of Baupost outlines his investment process as major stock market indices are stretched, Myriad hedge fund sold bulk of its Alibaba stake last year[more]

    Seth Klarman of Baupost outlines his investment process as major stock market indices are stretched From Valuewalk.com: As hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, leader of the $28 billion Baupost Group, reviews 2014 performance and considers investors gained near 7 percent on the year, he cons

  3. Investing - As rig count falls, hedge funds pile into long crude futures, Parus tactically shifts long/short exposure ratios, Mario Draghi outflanking Kuroda as bearish euro bets surge, Prime Capital’s 500.com bet derailed after 41% drop[more]

    As rig count falls, hedge funds pile into long crude futures From 247wallst.com: In the week ended February 27, the total number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States came in at 986, compared with 1,019 in the prior week and 1,430 a year ago. Including 281 other rigs mostly drill

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: SEC’s Mark J. Flannery warns hedge funds against valuation misconduct[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Securities and Exchange Commission chief economist and director of Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) Mark J. Flannery has warned of the risks posed by market misconduct, particularly in the true valuation of assets by hedge fund managers. In his

  5. Dymon Asia's $3bn macro hedge fund lost 10.45% in January[more]

    From Reuters.com: Dymon Asia's $3.1 billion macro hedge fund lost 10.45 percent in January, performance data seen by Reuters showed, a month where many peers lost heavily after a surprise rise in the Swiss franc. Singapore-based Dymon, set up by Danny Yong, a former founding partner and chie