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Guide to setting up alternative investment funds

Guide to setting up alternative investment funds

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The 'Hedgeweek Guide to Setting up Alternative Investment Funds 2011' special report comprises 4 seperate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

Linda Clegg, Manager, Business Development & Fund Formation, at Custom House Fund Services

Start-ups should aim for a minimum AUM

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 13:30

Interview with Linda Clegg - Investors will always assess potential returns and the quality of investment strategy but in the opinion of Linda Clegg, Manager Business Development & Fund Formation, Custom House Fund Services, today they’re looking a lot more at the associated risks before allocating to new funds. »

Lachlan Roos, UK tax hedge fund leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

New funds need exit strategy

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 13:37

Interview with Lachlan Roos – What are the key issues a manager needs to be aware of when setting up a fund? »

Graham Phillips, partner, Asset Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Key accounting steps for new fund launches

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 13:42

Interview with Graham Phillips - There are a host of different variables that a new manager must consider when embarking on the launch of a new fund. In today’s “institutionalised” environment, the barriers to entry are considerably greater than they were five years ago. This is because investors are taking far more interest in the fund’s structure. They expect a manager to demonstrate robustness in every area, and using third party administrators to value assets (particularly OTC derivatives), to maintain first-rate accounts that are error-free is now de rigueur. Nobody in the industry wants a repeat of the Madoff incident.  »

Julian Stockley-Smith, Director of JP Fund Foundations

Professionalism is key for fund start-ups

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 12:43

Interview with Julian Stockley-Smith - The pressure for investment managers to get things right from day one is immense. According to Julian Stockley-Smith, a Director of JP Fund Foundations, investors are now much more inclined to seek professional and independent oversight when assessing prospective funds.   »

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