Jun 10, 2019

2019 Managed Accounts – Bridging the Gap

Commentary from ENSO, HedgeMark and Man FRM

A decade since the financial crisis empowered managed accounts as the institutional go-to structure for transparency, liquidity and control of hedge fund strategies, assetson dedicated platforms continue to grow, driven by convergence, customisation and soon socially conscious investing. Unlike fund administrators, custodians or prime brokers that offer a standardised set of services, the managed account industry is still maturing. The challenge for institutional investors is to pick between providers whose services can differ widely, but technology and the ability to parse big data is key if service-driven and allocator platforms want to enable investors to enhance ‘alpha’ operationally and structurally. As this special HFM report outlines, now that managed accounts have become the accepted face of alternative investing, platform providers have a new role to play: assisting institutional investors execute their hedge fund strategies in a socially responsible way.

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    • Jun 10, 2019

      2019 Managed Accounts – Bridging the Gap

      Commentary from ENSO, HedgeMark and Man FRM A decade since the financial crisis empowered managed accounts as the institutional go-to structure for transparency, liquidity and control of hedge fund strategies, assetson dedicated platforms continue to grow, driven by convergence, customisation and soon socially conscious investing. Unlike fund administrators, custodians or prime brokers that offer a... Read More

    • May 17, 2019

      The rise of the treasurer: A technology imperative for asset managers?

      Investment Europe – May 15th 2019 Why is it, when it comes to technology, the consensus is that asset managers have lagged their hedge fund counterparts? For a while now, hedge fund managers have been actively seeking new ways to improve operational efficiency and expand their asset base, as pressure on margins shows no signs... Read More

    • Apr 16, 2019

      New Opportunities in Alternative Mutual Funds Canada

      ENSO has published a report highlighting the new alternative investment strategies for the Canadian mutual fund industry. Finding tools and techniques to create attractive, competitive investor offerings and enable best execution financing. In a global investment management landscape characterized by changing investor behaviors and preferences, squeezed margins, ongoing and asynchronous regulatory reform across markets and... Read More