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SYZ A.M. starts managed accounts platform in cooperation with UBS

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update – SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management of the Swiss banking group SYZ & CO, is supplementing its alternative management offering with a managed accounts platform (segregated funds), which is now available in addition to its existing tailored alternative mandates and funds of hedge funds. SYZ Asset Management intends to make this new service a benchmark in its field. The platform, which is the result of close cooperation between SYZ Asset Management and UBS Investment Bank, features substantial advantages in terms of transparency, risk management and reporting. As part of this cooperation, SYZ Asset Management will select managers to be included on the platform and will manage investment mandates as well as other investment vehicles.

SYZ Asset Management selected the UBS platform for the flexibility it offers to hedge fund managers, its extensive reporting and highly sophisticated risk management. Compared with competing structures, it is a highly attractive platform for hedge fund managers, as it does not necessarily require hedge funds to change their liquidity frequency or prime broker, enabling them to retain the same strategy as in their original hedge fund.

SYZ Asset Management will perform multiple roles in the operation of the platform. First of all, SYZ Asset Management will propose and select managers to be included on the platform. It will also manage the alternative investment mandates and other investment vehicles whose assets will be placed on the platform. Finally, it will be able to launch new investment solutions using the platform’s managers. A novel multi-manager product, combining two specific strategies, will be launched soon.

UBS Investment Bank, for its part, is the operator of this managed accounts platform. This cooperation between SYZ Asset Management and UBS Investment Bank will become effective at the beginning of December 2011. The products resulting from, or built with the help of, the platform will be aimed primarily at institutional investors.

(press release)

For any further information, please contact:
Ricardo Payro, Head of Communication, Tel. : +41 (0)58 799 18 05, E-Mail: ricardo.payro@syzgroup.com

About SYZ Asset Management
All the Group’s institutional management business, which covers both traditional and alternative mandates, is integrated in SYZ Asset Management, which provides investment solutions to institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, corporates and investment funds. SYZ Asset Management meets the highest standards in terms of institutional management and customer service, by using its own resources in the areas of economic research, financial analysis, portfolio management and risk management. www.syzgroup.com

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