11 Dec 2020

ARP - DDQ for Broker Dealer Products

ARP products can be accessed through broker-dealer products as well as managed funds. This DDQ provides a list of questions that institutional investors and asset managers should ask when conducting due diligence on broker-dealer ARP products.

Alternative Risk Premia (or factor-based) strategies invests based on well understood, and academically documented, underlying factors. These  factors may explain and influence an asset’s risk and/or performance as building blocks for portfolio diversification.

When institutional investors access this strategy via broker-dealer products, rather than managed funds, a different type of due diligence is necessary. This DDQ provides a framework for this due diligence.