Tag Archives: Hedge Funds

The Operational Due Diligence Opportunity for Hedge Funds

Guest Contributor:  Jason Scharfman,, Esq., CFE, CRISC, Managing Partner, Corgentum Consulting In the past, many hedge fund managers may have cringed at the mere thought of an investor inquiring about conducting a distinct operational due diligence review. Such reticence represents a … Continue reading

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Cloud IT Services: Changing the Game for Hedge Funds

Guest Contributor: Jason Elmer, Director of Business Development, Abacus Group The cost of owning and operating on-site IT resources has led hedge funds to adopt cloud-based IT solutions at an increasing rate.  This momentum has been helped by a greater … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap within Hedge Fund Operations

In the coming months, Hedge Funds are going to be implementing operational changes within their firms in order to remain compliant with Dodd-Frank and other regulatory mandates. Firms will also need to explore new technology solutions in order to make … Continue reading

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Following Tweets Could Make You Rich

OK. It’s no secret how I feel about Tweeting (see my earlier, and maybe a little too honest, post about being a Twit); it’s a lot of work but it does serve a purpose and I am not the only … Continue reading

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Top Theme – Registering with the SEC – A Wrap-Up from the 4th Annual Hedge Fund Ops and Tech Conference

Much was discussed at this year’s 4th Annual Hedge Fund Ops & Tech conference in NYC! Our chairperson for the day, Dan Strachman, Author & Strategist from HedgeAnswers, got the morning started off with his thoughts on the current state … Continue reading

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Dodd-Frank Deadliness Likely to Extend

Given the tight one-year deadline, it comes as no surprise that the SEC, the CFTC and various industry trade associations are already talking about extensions to the fast approaching July 21st deadline to implement Dodd-Frank. On April 8th, the SEC … Continue reading

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Good News for Hedge Fund Technology Providers

Have you seen the new report from Celent about Hedge Funds and how they are upping their IT dollars in 2011? The report, titled Hedge Funds 2011: Navigating Tumultuous Waters, came out last week and presents some positive feedback on … Continue reading

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4th Annual Hedge Fund Operations & Technology

With just three weeks left until our 4th Annual Hedge Fund Operations & Technology Conference in New York City, preparations here at FTF are in full force. This has always been one of our largest annual conferences and this year … Continue reading

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The End of the EU Hedge Fund?

2011 will be remembered as the year of rules and regulations in the Financial Services Industry. Thanks to the Dodd-Frank Bill, many industry regulators will be handing down numerous sanctions this year to Wall Street and beyond. Basel III will … Continue reading

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Overcoming Tax Challenges for Fund of Funds

Guest Contributor: Ron Kashden, President, TKS Solutions Common wisdom holds that fund of funds ( hedge funds that invest in other hedge funds) are simpler to operate and manage than traditional funds because they don’t have the headaches of stock … Continue reading

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