Deutsche Bank embraces investment into hedge funds through managed accounts for institutional investors

Accentuating the positives

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By focusing on eliminating the negatives of hedge fund investing, managed account platforms have a bright future, according to Martin Fothergill, global head of managed accounts at ­Deutsche Bank.

Platforms, he says, are inherently risk averse with stringent structures in place to manage operational risk, allow for diversification and give transparency and liquidity to investors as well as extra layers of supervision and control. Because investments are made directly into the accounts, investors