Seward & Kissel finds more investors seek SMAs

As investors want greater customization of their hedge fund investments, more managers are offering separately managed accounts (SMAs), a new study by Seward & Kissel found.

According to Seward & Kissel’s first-ever SMA Snapshot Report, in 45% of the SMAs studied, managers deviated from the investment strategy of their flagship hedge funds to accommodate investor mandates around ESG considerations, exposure to privates, cryptocurrency, and digital assets, as well as other issues.

“The demand by investors for specific terms and strategy exposure is substantial, and only growing, which has been a large contributor to . . .

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Jennifer Banzaca

Jennifer Banzaca has been a reporter and editor covering the hedge fund industry for 14 years, most recently focusing on legal and compliance issues.

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