Managed Accounts For Hedge Strategies – An Investor Friendly Alternative To Fund Of Funds

By Mark Barnicutt on June 3, 2010

In the aftermath of the 2008/2009 global capital markets crisis, many investment firms have been exploring the use of Managed Accounts for the hedge fund strategies for their investor clients.

Although Managed Accounts have been in existence for traditional asset classes for many years, the use of Managed Accounts — with the growing sophistication of various Managed Account Platforms specifically designed for hedge strategies — is gaining popularity, especially for the liquid strategies due to the attractive features of: liquidity, transparency & control.

The attached article by Jack Schwager, (Principal & Senior Portfolio Manager, UK), provides a great overview of the features of such Managed Account platforms, while comparing them to Fund of Fund structures.

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