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Amundi Alternative Investment has ambitious plans for its managed account platform as the European Union’s alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) directive drives change in the sector.
Lyxor Asset Management’s managed account platform is one of the most established in Europe, expanding strategy selection with the addition of more managers and consistent operational risk management.
Despite poor performance so far this year, activist hedge funds are in a position to take advantage of the opportunities panic-selling and a tougher refinancing market will create in the medium term.
Following the liquidity crisis of 2008, institutional investors are turning to managed account platforms as an alternative to direct investment. Hedge fund managers also see advantages in joining MAPs.
Man Group expects more pension fund administrators as well as institutional investors to favour infrastructure managed accounts in future. Asian and US investment is also expected to grow.
Australian asset allocators, fuelled by the fourth-largest pension investment management market in the world, will increasingly turn to good hedge fund and fund of hedge funds managers for returns.
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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