Investment Structures Strategies

Capital flows into managed vehicles (i.e, funds and managed accounts) indicate several trends. The number of
active investment managers continues to shrink while capital flows into managed vehicles continues to grow.
What does this say about institutional investors’ ability to deploy capital through managed vehicles? Is the
trend of larger vehicles and a smaller number of choices influencing the managers’ investment strategy and
execution? Can the priorities of the investment manager change as funds and other managed vehicles
continually grow larger?
Growing trends among institutional investors indicate a migration to separate managed accounts and product
specialists. The readings indicate that there are a variety of reasons for this shift. What advantages and
disadvantages do separate managed accounts have relative to commingled funds? How does investing
through separate managed accounts differ from commingled funds? Does this present a particular challenge to
the investor?

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