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Sciens launches managed account analysis tool for hedge fund investors

Friday, November 09, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update – Sciens Alternative Investments, part of the Sciens Capital Management Group and provider of single- and multi-strategy funds of hedge funds and managed account services, today announces the launch of the Sciens Managed Account Risk Technologies (S.M.A.R.T.), an interactive risk analytics and portfolio construction engine that enables investors to evaluate their Hedge Fund portfolios and aggregated fund exposures on Sciens Managed Account Platform (MAP).

Mr John Godden, Head of Managed Account Platform, Sciens said, “The main challenge for Hedge Fund investors is insufficient and / or out-of-date information on which to base investment decisions. We created SMART in response to a growing desire among institutional investors to manage Hedge Fund investments in the same way as their traditional Equity / Bond portfolios. SMART is unique because it draws upon up-to-date (T+2) information from our managed account platform and provides the tools for highly accurate analysis and modelling to a much deeper level than previously possible.

“Initial investor feedback indicates there is a keen appetite for this cutting-edge risk analysis tool. It allows them to obtain greater information and exercise more control over their Hedge Fund investments, which is highly important in light of the increasing focus on governance,” continued Mr Godden.

(press release)

Sciens Capital Management Group is an independent alternative asset manager with approximately US$4.8 billion in assets under management in funds of hedge funds, advisory, private equity and real assets. The Group employs over 100 people globally with its principal offices in New York, London, Guernsey and Athens. Sciens Managed Account Platform is an investment vehicle that can be used to replicate alternative investment strategies, e.g., hedge fund investments.

www.sciensam.com

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