Michael Appenzeller is co-founder and managing director at Etops Operations Services, which is a service company specialising in operations outsourcing and projects for hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds and asset managers.
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Q1 - What exactly is a middle office outsourcing model and how is it different to what the administrator does?
Q2 - By embracing your middle office model, what are the cost-savings achievable?
Q3 - Would you say adopting the middle office model is beneficial for all fund managers? What have been your observations: are those managing a billion plus are less likely to outsource than those managing for instance under USD 50mn?
Q4 - Do you know of studies, or data, or have information that suggests shifting to a middle office model enhances performance and accrues cost savings?
Q5 - What is your edge as opposed to others offering the same service?