Amundi Alternative Investments: AIFMD to create tailwind for hedge funds, making them more respectable for European investors
Franck Dargent is Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Business Development at Amundi Alternative Investment an alternative branch of Amundi, the second largest asset manager in Europe with $ 852 Billion in AuM. The firm has 100 employees worldwide and manages nearly $12 Billion in alternative investments, including a managed account platform, for institutional clients (public authority and pension funds).
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Amundi experiences a strong demand for onshore-regulated hedge funds, also from Asia, to the extent that Bermuda-based offshore funds were moved to the Ireland platform.
Already in 2010 Amundi Alternative Investments launched an onshore, Ireland-based platform to be ready for the arrival of AIFM in 2013. This managed account platform which allows institutions to invest directly into hedge funds.
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