Category Archives: Hedge Funds

Strategy Specific Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence

Guest Contributor:  Jason Scharfman, Managing Partner, Corgentum Consulting, LLC When investors approach a hedge fund to begin the operational due diligence process, they will have likely done some degree of investment due diligence already.  During the investment due diligence process, … Continue reading

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The Rising Voice of Transparency and Control in Fund Operations

By John Herlihy and Geoff Hodge, Milestone Group Boards, auditors, management and shareholders have been making their voices heard: among the alphabet soup of new fund management regulations, transparency and control are the common themes. We are now indisputably at … Continue reading

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“What is” a Hedge Fund

A hedge fund is a private partnership investment fund that uses complex investment strategies with the goal of maximizing returns on the funds’ underlying investments. Accredited investors run hedge funds and pool money in order to make risky, yet profitable … Continue reading

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What Can Hedge Fund Administrators Learn from Madonna?

Guest Contributor:  George Michaels, CEO, G2 FinTech One could say Madonna owes a great deal of her multi-decade success to her ability to “reinvent” herself and keep pace with the ever-changing music scene. The hedge fund administration industry could learn … Continue reading

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D-Day for IFRS 13, It’s Time to Move

The end of Q1, 2013 brings its own form of D-Day for the investment funds industry: Data Day. For it is on this date that International Financial Reporting Standards 13 Fair Value Measurement (IFRS 13) becomes effective. The aim of … Continue reading

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“What Is” The JOBS Act?

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, signed into law by President Obama on April 2012, is intended to encourage the growth of small businesses and start-ups by helping with funding and easing federal regulations in order to increase the … Continue reading

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“What is” Form PF?

Form PF (private fund) is a new SEC rule that requires private fund advisers to report regulatory assets under management, dubbed RAUM, to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), an organization established under Dodd-Frank in order to monitor risks within … Continue reading

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