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Northern Trust launches platform providing selective hedge fund strategies

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Northern Trust has launched an alternatives platform to provide its wealth management clients with a source of total-portfolio risk diversification.

The ArcLine Alternatives managed account platform, developed with Lyxor Asset Management, allows qualified wealth management clients to take advantage of hedge fund opportunities through the use of dedicated managed accounts, said a press release.

The release quoted Steven L. Fradkin, President of Northern Trust Wealth Management as saying: "This platform offers exposure to recognized hedge fund managers across a range of strategies in a highly efficient and secure manner."

The platform can provide greater transparency and customization of liquidity, creating stronger manager and investor alignment. When fully developed, the platform will provide a carefully curated list of funds designed to meet the investment needs of increasingly sophisticated clients.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Northern Trust in offering an alternative investment solution that provides transparency and independent risk oversight through the use of separately managed accounts," said Andrew Dabinett, CEO of Lyxor Americas.

"This innovative infrastructure allows Northern Trust Wealth Management clients to further diversify their portfolios with highly differentiated investment managers while minimizing non-investment risk," he added.

Northern Trust Wealth Management specializes in Goals Driven Wealth Man......................

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