Significant chunks of Asian institutional money are flocking
into the managed account platform of Lyxor Asset Management, a
development that is prompting the firm to explore ways of
building and developing more partnerships across the region.
Assets under management in the platform soared to almost $12
billion in mid-May, which means the platform has effectively
rebounded back towards the record high it achieved before the
global financial crisis. The size of Lyxor’s AUM
shrank to $5 billion in 2008 but is now back again to
pre-crisis peak of $12 billion.
European institutional investors still account for most of
the $12 billion figure, but Lyxor has focused on bringing its
investment solutions to Asia especially since it established an
FSA-registered asset management subsidiary in Japan in
"We have been attracting mostly institutional money