Authored on: Jan 25, 2012
Download In the fast paced world of hedge funds, managers face a myriad of new trading and operational challenges. There is increased pressure from investors and regulators for more transparency. Competition for investors continues to heat up. Investment products are becoming increasingly complex, and new markets are creating greater investment risk. Managers are struggling to maintain high and consistent performance results. Traders have shifted their focus into complex derivatives and non-traditional assets which require multiple prime broker and counterparty relationships. Operational pressure continues to mount as the middle and back-offices are forced to process and account for these investment products and relationships. Managers are now at a crossroads, and are faced with a major decision: either to build comprehensive infrastructure or to outsource their middle- and back-office operations and technology.