MANAGED ACCOUNT PLATFORM

Built by an investor, for an investor.

An Integrated Platform

With our heritage as a hedge fund consultant and as a large institutional investor ourselves, our approach to hedge fund investing has been developed to solve the very same issues faced by other hedge fund investors – how to increase transparency and control, decrease costs, understand and aggregate manager data, and gain access to differentiated, high quality hedge fund return streams.

To address these needs, we launched our managed account platform in 1998 as an alternative way of investing in hedge funds for the portfolios we managed.

We have used our accumulated experience to refine our approach by investing heavily in our platform and its capabilities. This approach has led us to become one of the largest buy-side, hedge fund managed account platforms in the world at $10.3bn, with over 350 managed accounts launched.

  • ​19+ Years Experience

  • 10.3 $BN AUM in Managed Accounts

  • 60 Active Managed Accounts

  • 350+ Managed Accounts launched

  • 61% Of managers have improved mgmt. fees

Information as at 31 March 2017

Why managed accounts?

Our managed account platform is built on the following core principles.

 

PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION

Managed accounts provide investors with additional tools which are designed to increase the performance and value of their hedge fund investments. These tools can help tailor the hedge fund selection to complement an entire investment portfolio, and over time dynamically adjust the allocations as market conditions and the investor’s portfolio evolves.

 
 

GREATER CONTROL OF ASSETS

The control of the structure transfers to that of the investor who is able to customise the terms of the managed account to meet their investment requirements. This flexibility includes the selection of service providers and the ability to dictate key terms such as the legal structure, jurisdiction, liquidity and risk limits.

IMPROVED TRANSPARENCY

Daily position level data can be translated into information by investors to help maximise their monitoring and risk management processes. Being able to closely examine exposures and underlying trading activity both as a directly held hedge fund investment and within the context of their overall portfolio provides valuable insight.

 

 
 

COST CONTAINMENT

Investors can access hedge fund managers who have improved terms at all levels of the managed account structure versus their commingled vehicles. These improved terms are not only limited to fees but include liquidity, governance, structural items and improved service provider fees negotiated through global rate cards.

Transparency and flexibility

CLARUS REPORTING TOOL

Transparency and flexibility for our clients is central to everything that we do. Over ​19 years, we have built on our extensive hedge fund expertise through the launch of over 350 managed accounts, enabling both us and our clients to better understand the key drivers of risks and return in their hedge fund portfolios.

Portfolio and underlying manager level transparency can be accessed through our innovative and custom developed web portal - Clarus.

 

 

CUSTOMISEABLE WORK SPACES

Designed to allow you to tailor your workspace according to your reporting requirements. Clarus lets you take control.

 

ADVANCED CHARTING

Advanced charting capabilities allow you to add comparisons, lower charts and quickly change timeframes, all while giving you instant access to the data you are interested in.

 

INTUITIVE DRAG & DROP INTERFACE

Customise your space quickly and intuitively by simply dragging and dropping your selected modules around each space. We have also integrated drag & drop interface elements into a few key modules to speed up workflow.

 

MAXIMUM MOBILITY FROM DESKTOP TO TABLET

Clarus will work just as well on a tablet as your dual monitor office computer, automatically re-sizing and adjusting your modules for the best readability at most sizes.

 

CHANGE RESEARCH FOCUS WITH A SINGLE CLICK

We created modules that allow you to quickly flow from historical data to comparisons at the click (or tap) of a button. The custom timeframe you have selected in the first state will carry over to the second.

 

DIVE INTO UNDERLYING CONTENT QUICKLY

In Clarus you can have transparency on each fund and/or portfolio you are invested in. The modules provide an easy way to move from a fund to its underlying instruments quickly and easily.

 

TOGGLE BETWEEN PORTFOLIO AND FUNDS RAPIDLY

An accessible portfolio and fund rail on the left-hand side of the tool allow you to easily select the investment tool of your choice.

 

CREATE LINKED MODULES

Along with the ability to customise spaces to your work style, you will also be able to link individual modules together to view the same fund or portfolio.

 

 

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