Asset Management Awards for Excellence 2017 – Best Fund Provider – Hedge Fund Platform

Deutsche Bank Global Investment Solutions

Sharon Tan, Head of Intermediary Sales, Asia ex-Japan, Global Client Group

Head of Intermediary Sales,
Asia ex-Japan,
Global Client Group

Growing complexity and risk in the global markets demands increasingly sophisticated investment solutions to help investors achieve returns in a still lowrate environment. As markets begin to swing dramatically, evidenced by credit in the past two years and equities in the two halves of 2016, greater pressure is being placed on traditional long-only managers who may sometimes outperform a lacklustre benchmark. More than ever, hedge funds or liquid alternatives that are able to navigate markets in a non-directional manner are sought after by gatekeepers, especially in Asia where HNWIs have concentrated bond positions and limited risk appetite.

Covering the universe of hedge fund strategies is not only a complex matter, but often relies on widely different skill sets and metrics to conduct due diligence and risk management. For private banks that lack the appetite to build in-house capabilities, Deutsche Bank Global Investment Solutions has emerged as the go-to player for product due diligence and advisory solutions.

Launched in 2002, its Liquid Alternatives Platform is one of the largest and most comprehensive investment managed account platforms covering and launching single and multi-manager strategies in CTAs, hedged convertibles, statistical arbitrage and beyond.

The platform boasts a cutting edge reporting system with position-level transparency to enable relevant regulatory, risk and tax reporting. Gatekeepers have decided to entrust the duty of overseeing an increasingly crucial allocation, selecting Deutsche Bank Global Investment Solutions as this year’s Best Service Provider – Hedge Fund Platform.