Sat, Apr 30, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Butterfield Fulcrum launches managed accounts platform Altinus

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - Butterfield Fulcrum, a top five independent alternative fund administration company by assets under administration, has today launched Altinus, an independent, Managed Accounts Platform that provides segregated and comingled managed accounts with a common set of tools for operations, administration and risk monitoring. The platform represents the next generation for managed accounts, providing an advanced operational and technological infrastructure that complements the investment management services provided by an asset allocator.

“Altinus is the first ever administrator sponsored Managed Accounts Platform, and is based on 10 years of managed account operations experience,” said Akshaya Bhargava, Butterfield Fulcrum's CEO. “It is designed to eliminate service and fee duplication by allowing allocators to determine investment allocation, while enhancing their portfolio management through robust, daily operational and risk monitoring and leading-edge analytical tools.”

Altinus connects the communities of alternative investment asset allocators with high quality hedge fund managers, providing an accessible and cost-effective solution for investment through Managed Accounts. The independence and neutrality of the platform will appeal to a wide range of Allocators and Managers whose requirements are currently not being met by the market.

Butterfield Fulcrum was assisted by MAG Consultancy on the design and build aspects of the platform. “Considering the large number of asset allocators looking to utilize Managed Accounts as a method of resolving the governance issues that were so harshly exposed during 2008, it has become increasingly clear that the Administrators are very well placed to be the sponsors of a new breed of more efficient Managed Account Platform,” said John Godden, Managing Partner at MAG Consultancy. “We are delighted to be associated with the Altinus Platform and see it as moving the game on significantly with its marriage of leading-edge technology, institutional quality governance and real independence.”

The Altinus solution comes with pre-selected, top tier service providers. The common architecture for legal, audit, custody and administration, plus extensive availability of prime brokers to match the flagship fund, dramatically reduces implementation time and cost, and allows for rapid deployment of capital and on boarding of managers.

“We have listened to our client base of over 700 funds and invested considerably in a platform that addresses what we believe to be a long-term structural change in the industry,” said Jill Considine, Butterfield Fulcrum’s Chairman. “We believe Altinus will transform the way both allocators and managers are able to access managed accounts.” Corporate website: www.bfgl.com

- FG

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
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. Hedge funds see $14.3bn outflows in Q1, CTAs and multi-strategy lead net inflows[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry saw net outflows of investor capital in the first quarter of the year, totaling $14.3bn, data from Preqin showed. This continues from the $8.9bn overall net outflows that funds recorded in Q4

  2. Third Point calls Q1 "catastrophic" for hedge funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The first quarter of this year was rocky for hedge funds based on aggregate performance from the industry, but now we are beginning to hear what the managers thought of it as quarterly letters make their way to investors. Dan Loeb, CEO of New York-based $17 bill

  3. Asia - Stabilization of China's capital outflows may hinge on Janet Yellen, Fink says China to do well this year as bubble threat postponed, Chinese hedge fund to invest in India’s infrastructure[more]

    Stabilization of China's capital outflows may hinge on Janet Yellen From Bloomberg.com: Whether China’s recent stabilization of its currency and capital outflows continues -- or downside pressure reignites -- may hinge in large part on Janet Yellen. If the Federal Reserve chair sticks to

  4. …And Finally - After all, judges are human too[more]

    From Newsoftheweird.com: In March, one District of Columbia government administrative law judge was charged with misdemeanor assault on another. Judge Sharon Goodie said she wanted to give Judge Joan Davenport some files, but Davenport, in her office, would not answer the door. Goodie said once the

  5. Comment - Unmasking the men behind Zero Hedge, Wall Street's renegade blog[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Colin Lokey, also known as "Tyler Durden," is breaking the first rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club. He’s also breaking the second rule of Fight Club. (See the first rule.) After more than a year writing for the financial website Zero Hedge under the n