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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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Article

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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