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Get exposure to diversifying strategies through a platform offering cost-effective and transparent investment solutions.
Asset classes and strategies come in and out of favor with institutional investors in response to changing market conditions and more importantly, the changing risk profile of their portfolios. What looked like the silver bullet for compelling returns just a few quarters ago may not deliver the downside protection or return enhancement today. What does not change, though, is the need for an institutional portfolio to have exposure to a broad spectrum of uncorrelated risk factors. Diversification is the one strategy that never goes out of fashion, and for that, LGT Capital Partners' hedge fund solutions are a powerful tool.
We help investors diversify portfolios by providing access to a wide range of hedge fund strategies that provide downside protection in turbulent markets as well as generate stable returns over the long haul. The key to this is our managed account platform, which provides access to more than 60 carefully vetted managers trading across the main styles, including CTAs, global macro, long-short equity, event driven, relative value and insurance-linked strategies. These can be combined into fully customized solutions that complement an investor's existing portfolio. They can also include exposure to cost-effective alternative style premia, in which LGT Capital Partners invests directly in financial instruments following a rules-based approach to capture well-established return drivers.
Our managed account platform has the advantage of cost efficiency and transparency, two concepts that are not often associated with hedge fund investing. The cost efficiency comes from the fact that we have negotiated preferential terms with managers, owing to our long history in the market and the capital that we consistently supply. We are able to pass this savings on to our investors, who gain exposure to innovative strategies from seasoned teams at fees that are typically lower than the managers' flagship offerings. Our platform also provides full look-through on what positions managers are taking, allowing for transparency on what has often been an opaque area of investing.
In designing solutions for investors, we can leverage the combined expertise of a team of 56 hedge fund professionals, based at investment hubs in New York, London, Pfaeffikon (near Zurich) and Hong Kong. They are led by a senior team with an average of 23 years of industry experience, having worked together an average of 13 years. They benefit from the institutional knowledge acquired in building up a 20-year track record of hedge fund investing.