Trading is not an easy task. It requires a trader’s expertise and experience in order to make a profit from the financial market. Only a tiny portion of those who trade see overall financial success, and in order to stay on top of the market’s ups and downs, a trader has to possess not only aptitude but also persistence and extreme degrees of discipline. Most investors often lack the skills necessary to be a profitable Forex trader.

As a result, a sizable proportion of investors search for seasoned traders that offer account management services, MAM/PAMM and LAMM, in exchange for a set performance fee. Although it is based on the conventional hedge fund architecture, the idea of a forex-managed account best fits the forex market.

Most of the new forex brokers now have a feature that offers managed accounts giving fund managers the chance to connect with clients from anywhere in the world and offer their services by managing their accounts and portfolios.

Managed accounts are popular in the retail trading sector, especially with institutional investors who are looking for an expert to take over their funds via different investment funds with small risks but high rewards.

Managed Account Platforms

It is simple to locate brokers who offer MAM/PAMM, or LAMM accounts, all of which are designed to generate numerous managed account types in accordance with the requirements of the trader.


Here are the most common managed account systems available: 

MAM Accounts

Using a single terminal, the trader may manage many trading accounts with the use of MAM Accounts. Trader accounts are pooled into a large managed fund which includes both investor and trader accounts in MAM accounts. According to the guidelines established by the investor, all orders placed on the main account are mirrored on each related MAM account. Investors can also place orders using their personal accounts.

The main trader account receives a performance fee that is calculated as a proportion of the return and is paid based on performance. MAM account is a complex type of managed account that gives investors exceptional control and includes a number of features that both PAMM and LAMM accounts benefit from.

PAMM Accounts

Investors can use PAMM accounts to set aside a portion of their capital for copying deals from a master or main account. By assigning different percentages to various trading methods, PAMM investors may choose to diversify their capital and are able to follow a variety of trader accounts.

This makes PAMM different from other forms of managed accounts. With PAMM accounts, an investor has more freedom to select from a variety of trading strategies and protect themselves from problems that can result from losses in the master trading account.


In Lot Allocation Management Module or LAMM, the lots that can be traded are picked by the investor and the gains or losses are calculated based on the number of lots that were invested in the market. The LAMM account is a simpler variation of PAMM accounts that tries to reduce trading risk and is often appropriate for large accounts with high capital. Liquidity is a big problem for investors operating in the market with more significant amounts since it is often difficult to fulfill orders at the current market price.