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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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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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Choosing a Cap Intro Hedge Fund Database

November 30, 2011

As you go about starting a hedge fund, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is how you intend to go about the process of capital introduction, and one of the first things you’ll realize is that there’s no such thing as enough resources to dedicate to it. Marketing a hedge fund to [...]

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Citi Introduces New Technology for Hedge Fund Launches

November 14, 2011

Citi Group has introduced a new operating model to help managers launch, manage and build successful hedge funds without making a huge investment in hedge fund technology and non-core functions. Dubbed Citi Prime Finance Hedge Fund 3.0, the outsourcing and partnership framework is designed to help managers achieve greater efficiency across their support functions and [...]

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Hedge Fund Disaster Recovery Infrastructure Checklist

September 22, 2011

Hedge funds have known for some time the importance of having an effective disaster recovery solution in place. Recent regulations increasingly enforce this as a key principle for business operations. For any system to be effective, however, there are a number of factors which need to be considered prior to implementation. The following disaster recovery [...]

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Disaster Recovery Considerations for Hedge Funds

September 15, 2011

For many firms, hedge fund disaster recovery remains an Achilles’ heel – an expensive and seemingly distracting proposition. But planning for potential disruptions and taking the right steps to develop a comprehensive, customized IT disaster recovery plan will allow your firm to be fully prepared for unexpected events. What factors should you take into consideration [...]

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How Investors Are Changing Hedge Fund Services

July 25, 2011

Institutional investors are increasingly changing the way they access and manage their hedge fund services. That’s the word from Jeremy King, an asset management executive writing in Business Insider, as well as his own blog, Asset Management Insights. King says large investors are tailoring the way they access alternatives in four ways: The first is [...]

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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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