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Starting a Hedge Fund

Drumming Up Business With a Different Drummer

March 18, 2014

Counting the number of hedge funds in the world is like trying to follow the Major League pitching career of Octavio Dotel. It’s incredibly complicated and subject to sudden change. The former Met-Astro-A-Yank-Royal-Brave-Northsider-Buc-Dodger-Rockie-Jay-Card-Tiger free agent might be running out of teams, though, but the tally of hedge funds just keeps growing. At Hedge Fund Research’s last [...]

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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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Hedge Funds in 2013 – The Year in Review

January 7, 2014

The year gone by: One of record-breaking index growth, an explosion in the growth of the number of alternative investment firms, strategies that stretched the bounds of human imagination, and the establishment of long-delayed and much-scrutinized regulations. Whether it was a good year or a bad one for the hedge fund industry is a matter [...]

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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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Monitoring Hedge Fund Rules – a Critical Element for Successful Managers

November 22, 2012

The headline-grabbing scandals of the past decade have transformed the hedge fund industry and given rise to an emphasis on compliance. For new hedge fund managers the challenge is to become familiar with and constantly monitor the rules and regulatory proposals coming out of myriad agencies here and abroad that are ever increasing their oversight [...]

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The Compliance Responsibilities of a New Fund Manager

October 30, 2012

Starting a new hedge fund is an all-consuming enterprise, even for seasoned hedge fund managers who’ve been through the start-up process previously. In every direction there are time-critical issues that must be attended to, ranging from hedge fund marketing to get the endeavor off the ground to creating infrastructure, such as IT, staffing, organizing ongoing [...]

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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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Investor Questions You Should Expect When Marketing a Hedge Fund

September 13, 2012

When it comes to starting a hedge fund or stepping an existing fund up to the next level, garnering assets through assorted fund solicitation efforts targeted to investor groups ranging from individuals to institutions is an ongoing fact of life—no money and there’s no hedge fund to manage. This holds true whether you’re the new manager [...]

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