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Preparing for Your First Cap Intro

March 4, 2014

What if you throw a hedge fund party and nobody comes? Maybe you’ve found a niche strategy nobody has thought of yet. Maybe you’ve built a financial model that looks like the¬†Goldman Sachs’s income statement. You’ve got commitments from reputable third parties to handle all your back-office affairs. You lack only one thing: experience. Before [...]

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Liquidity – The Small Hedge Fund’s Best Value Proposition

February 18, 2014

A hedge fund manager’s model needs to do two very important things besides its principal purpose of finding ways of growing investments in excess of market conditions. It also has to find a way of rewarding the sharp operator who developed it and marketed it. And it also has to have a mechanism for returning [...]

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Perfect Pitch – How Not to Be Tone-Deaf to Investors

February 4, 2014

If you’re managing a hedge fund, it goes without saying that you’re off-the-scale smart when it comes to the math underlying investment analysis. You probably have a model that can pick winners, winnow out the losers and provide a return on capital that’s the envy of all your peers. What you need to understand is [...]

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Domiciling a New Hedge Fund – Key Considerations

January 17, 2013

When starting a hedge fund, determining in which country to launch the new fund is among the highest priorities of a manager. The decision of where to domicile the new fund can have a huge impact on the type of investors that will be attracted, associated costs, regulatory governance, speed of the launch, strategies that can [...]

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Generating Momentum When Raising Assets for a Hedge Fund

September 25, 2012

When it comes to hedge fund marketing and raising assets, generating momentum can prove to be a tough prospect. Raising capital is all about creating relationships, demonstrating solid results and planning. New fund managers starting a hedge fund are immediately faced with the prospect of attracting assets from unfamiliar investors who are going to want [...]

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Hedge Funds Are Marketing Transparency Better

February 14, 2011

Hedge funds may be taking risk management and transparency more seriously than their other financial brethren, in part due to an influx of capital and interest from large institutional investors, reports Reuters. The article quoted a Preqin research survey of 60 hedge funds that said capital sourced from institutional investors had grown from 45 percent [...]

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Institutional Investors Swap Funds of Funds

July 26, 2010

Institutional investors are swapping funds of funds for direct hedge fund investments. Preqin surveyed 50 global investors from a wide range of institutions including public and private sector pension funds asset managers, insurance companies, banks, foundations, family offices and endowments, to gather information about their hedge fund portfolios and appetite for funds of hedge funds [...]

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