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.