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2012 Hedge Fund Compensation Survey is Live

November 5, 2012

Here is a chance for hedge fund professionals to get compensation benchmarks developed right from industry insiders. The sixth annual Hedge Fund Compensation Survey is now live and aims to identify the current compensation trends in the hedge fund industry. The Hedge Fund Compensation Survey is crafted to collect data directly from those that work [...]

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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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Hedge Fund Technology Behind the Trade

March 7, 2012

You could run a hedge fund from your laptop. The way things are going, you’ll probably be able to run one from your phone soon. But it’ll be a long time before that becomes a good idea. The main thing investors are concerned about is returns. Still, assuming that there are others in your niche [...]

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Are Hedge Fund Managers Born or Made?

December 15, 2011

Nature versus nurture? The argument is as old as Sigmund Freud’s first couch and might never be resolved. Still, the question remains for every field of endeavor, hedge fund management included: Do you need to be born with something special to do this well, or can anyone be trained to do this? A recent blog [...]

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Why List with Hedge Fund Databases?

December 7, 2011

An earlier article on this site explained how you can use databases for marketing your hedge fund to investors who might be interested in your investment strategy. But capital introduction is a two-way street, so it’s just as important that you make it easy for investors to find you. There are two kinds of hedge [...]

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Picking a Hedge Fund Administrator

June 8, 2011

If you’re starting a hedge fund, you need a hedge fund administrator. You’re likely to fail at marketing your hedge fund to institutional investors without one. You might not even be able to secure a banker for routine transactions if you’re leaving it to yourself to calculate your own net asset value. Having a fund [...]

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Check-in Time for Hedge Fund Hotels?

April 20, 2011

The demise of hedge fund hotels never happened. Years after UBS got caught by Massachusetts regulators steering its tenants none-too-subtly toward its trading operations, dozens if not hundreds of business centers around the world continue catering to managers engaged in starting a hedge fund. The hoteliers have learned their lessons, none more so than Mark [...]

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Selecting the Right Prime Broker

April 6, 2011

One make-or-break decision anyone starting a hedge fund has to face is who to tap as a prime broker. Pinning down a skill set for this role can prove challenging because one size — or even a dozen — doesn’t fit all. You can’t bring the prime broker’s role in-house and closely control it, and [...]

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Prime Brokerages Assisting With Hedge Fund Marketing

March 28, 2011

The good news is that the hedge fund industry is about to surpass its high water mark of roughly $2 billion in assets sometime during 2011, reports the Financial Times. The bad news is that the turmoil of the past two years has left the fund industry permanently scarred. Investors, particularly the large institutional investors [...]

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