Industry calls for improved hedge fund admin

Standardising the way exotic investments are valued and improving the administration of absolute return funds will be hot topics at this yearÆs Sibos.

The shift from investing in traditional assets to those that offer more alpha is a worldwide phenomenon. Alternative assets like hedge funds, over-the-counter derivatives and structured products are now enjoying unprecedented popularity with pension funds and other mainstream institutional investors. In many cases, the speed at which these assets have been embraced has had the back office running to catch up.

Now investment managers say that it is time for mainstream fund administrators to step up to the plate. The...

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