It's all about liquidity, transparency, control of assets -
All the obvious benefits of managed accounts, however, are
unlikely to cut much ice with investors if managed accounts are
unable to match or surpass the performance of competing
investment vehicles. At Lyxor, Nathanaël Benzaken insists
that this recognition defined the French group's philosophy
from the outset.
Nathanaël Benzaken, Lyxor Asset Management, Bryan Weeks,
Silver Creek Capital Management and Simon Hookway, MAG
"When we opened our platform to external investors, we took
the view that if it was going to be an effective investment
solution it had to be a good one," he says. "In other words, we
believed it was not good enough just to offer security and
transparency. We also believed we had to offer a compelling
investment proposition in terms of performance. That means
that, unlike some of our competitors, our...