Natalie Deak Jaros is a Partner in the Financial Services Organization of Ernst & Young LLP US. She co-leads EY Americas Wealth and Asset Management (WAM) Sector and serves as the WAM Assurance Leader in the Americas. She is responsible for the strategy, talent oversight and operations of the assurance delivery to WAM clients as well as the financial performance and growth of the WAM sector.
Investors are turning to customized products for a number of compelling reasons. Managers of all sizes must engage in dialogue with their investors and align product offerings that are responsive to shifting investor needs.
We are seeing assets flowing to the managers that offer a wide array of non-traditional hedge fund products. Managers that do not respond to changing preferences must ensure they offer something unique to potential investors.
The entire alternatives industry has a way to go to build a balanced workforce. The managers who accelerate progress are not only role models to the industry, but are creating a competitive advantage.