Old Mutual unit moves to offer hedge fund transparency

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Many traditional asset managers refuse to allocate large sums to hedge funds due to murky reporting practices. They say the reluctance of hedge funds to feed their day-to-day trading positions into their portfolio management and risk reporting systems means they lack a sufficiently robust profile of their true investment risks.

Bright Capital, an independent London-based operating unit with 25 staff, achieves transparency by setting up managed accounts with hedge funds’ prime brokers.

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