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Starting a Hedge Fund

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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Difference Between Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery

September 8, 2011

Business continuity planning. Disaster recovery. BCP. DR. You know the terms. You know investors are looking for them. But do you know what the real differences are between them? Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery have the same goal: to implement procedures that will enable a business to recover in the event of a disaster [...]

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Will Compliance Force Other Hedge Fund Managers to Go Private?

August 1, 2011

This past week, billionaire George Soros announced that he would be returning roughly $1 billion to investors and ending his career as a hedge fund manager for outside investors. Instead, Soros and his two sons, Robert and Jonathan, have decided to convert the firm into a family office to manage roughly $25 billion in family [...]

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Hedge Fund Managers Continue to Launch Ucits

July 18, 2011

Hedge fund managers continue to clone onshore versions of their funds to appeal to a wider investor base, reports Hedge Fund Week. There are now more than 400 Ucits and recent surveys indicate another 100 hedge fund managers are considering launching new Ucits funds. As you may know, Ucits are funds that comply with the [...]

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Asian Hedge Fund Startups Reach Billion Dollar Threshold

June 27, 2011

A number of Asian hedge fund startups have joined the Billion Dollar Club. Now, it remains to be seen if this breakthrough is a boon or bane to investing in Asia, reports Aradhna Dayal in Hedge Fund Intelligence. The new members include Danny Yong of Dymon Asia, John Ho of Janchor Partners, Gen Kato’s MAM, [...]

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Easier to Start a Hedge Fund, Harder to Stay in Business

June 20, 2011

More managers are starting hedge funds in 2011, but a greater number are also closing their doors, reports Reuters. Citing data from Hedge Fund Research, they report 298 new funds were launched in the first quarter of this year, compared to 220 during the fourth quarter of 2010. However, 181 hedge funds closed their doors [...]

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Offshore Hedge Funds Finding Alternatives to UCITs

June 13, 2011

Hedge fund managers will continue to create clones of their offshore funds in EU-domiciled locations, but more managers are finding alternatives to the UCITs framework. That’s the conclusion of a recent survey released by RBC Dexia and KPMG. In addition to UCITs, Ireland offers a range of non-UCIT regulated funds that provide greater flexibility for [...]

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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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Hedge Funds Benefit From Seeding

June 6, 2011

We’ve written before on how prop traders and other talented investment managers are starting hedge funds using “seeder” capital from established hedge funds and private equity firms. Fortune recently examined the flip side of the issue, and why these big firms are now looking at seeding as a way to continue to pad their asset [...]

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