Panel session: Consultants: Trojan horse or modern day saviour?

Mon Nov 5, 2012


Investors could benefit as the worlds of the funds of funds and the consultants converge


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 Alexandre Pini  

Maarten Nederlof

     
 Mark Horne   Steven Charlton
With consulting firms and funds of hedge funds encroaching on each other's turf, it is often tough to identify exactly which hat anyone is wearing. This can be of crucial importance in avoiding conflicts. A FoHF manager may be asked to disclose portfolio details to a consultant that runs a multi-manager product of its own, to give the prime example.

These and other concerns were discussed during a lively session that set out to explore whether or not consultants and FoHFs can co-exist in mutual harmony or are destined to live in a permanent state of distrust and conflict.

Consultants on the one hand have been increasingly asked by their clients to implement hedge fund strategies that add value after fees, especially in the past...

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