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Investors reap benefits of managed accounts as hedge fund assets migrate to lower cost structures

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Institutional investors are beginning to reap the benefits of managed account platforms as hedge fund assets are migrating to lower cost structures, a survey by Gemini Companies, a financial solutions provider and subsidiaries of NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC, which has over $685bn in assets under management, showed.

Edward Lund, Gemini's senior vice president of Business Development for Institutional Sales, commented, "The data shows that the industry is just now starting to reap the full impact of managed account platforms. These platforms allow institutions to allocate to dozens of managers, providing greater diversification without the need for significant internal resources. They also provide an efficient and cost effective way for institutions to implement a fund of hedge funds model."

Gemini released the findings of its recent webinar featuring industry experts discussing the trends in institutional investing and the value of managed account platforms. Gemini polled investors and senior fund managers, revealing that 33% currently use some type of platform for manager allocations. Participants also responded about the benefits they found most valuable about managed account platforms, wi......................

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