Deutsche platforms offer well-known names with added flexibility

Wed Oct 10, 2012


Deutsche Bank now ready to set sail with the Discovery Fund


By Claire Makin

Hans Jacob Feder
Effie Datson
Martin Fothergill
Since 2008, the pressure has been on to provide investors with new and different ways to access hedge fund returns to comply with regulations and tighten control over assets. Deutsche Bank's solution is its dbalternatives and dbSelect platforms, which offer a vast array of 'wrappers' and liquidity profiles - including daily liquidity - to meet clients' growing demands.

Why would pension funds need weekly or even daily liquidity? Martin Fothergill, managing director and head of dbalternatives managed accounts platform (MAP) at Deutsche Bank, believes that there are two angles to investors' desire for liquidity: one is frequency but the other is certainty.

Together they give investors the flexibility to make asset allocation shifts at a time that suits them. "Our clients can make that decision quickly. They don't have to give 90 days' notice and wait two months to get their money...

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