Managed account platforms increasingly attractive for institutional investors and hedge fund managers

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Managed account platforms are entering a second stage of development. The focus has moved away from liquidity and onto the value added by having a sound operational and risk management support structure.

This is driven by an expanding investor base to include very large institutional investors whose investment horizon is long, requiring less frequent liquidity but more a robust infrastructure. As a consequence of this broadening investor base, managers have fast realised the importance of having