Addressing multi-strategy hurdles

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From a technology perspective, a multi-strategy investment approach amplifies the difficulties firms face in a number of ways. Turning to the front office, a firm is likely to operate a number of trading desks, each with a high degree of freedom to trade, their own investment strategies, and preferences regarding the trading applications they use. If the fund takes a 'desk-by-desk' approach, allowing desks to choose the technology most suited to their individual needs, it may well find itsel