Hedge Fund Due Diligence Guide: Top10 list

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Top 10: Due Diligence Guide for Hedge Fund ManagersHedge Fund Operational Due DiligenceHed–ge fund ue diligence is at forefront for invesItornquirs aniesd ar mane incrageasersing alikeLack– Coofmptransetitiopn arforency inv esno tmlonentsger is h accepightableOperational excellence is becoming top factor in allocation decisionsOur Top 10 list was developed in-coordination with leading hedge fund professionals.#1 Know your investors & Build rapport.Understand what their goals are. If you don’t know what they are, ask them!Remember it’s not about you –aim to form a long-term partnership# 2 Educate your investors.Explain the designs and processes of your operations, particularly when it comes to your technology.An–ticipBe pate repqaruedes wtionith cls youear r andin cvoesnctorise s mayanswer shaveDedicate 20% ofyour presentation to educational contentAnd Remember: “People do business with people they know, like, and trust.”I#nv 3 esOtoruts wline anyt to kour nowbudg weth. ere management fees are being allocatedId––enStBtifauilyffid cosng:ingts p a ayarrndo foula,ncildit: taxesie, shealth and benefit costs, etc.: consider office expenses and – leasTe e och blnoligatioogy n: If you don’t have an in-house IT staff, ask – your LegaITl s a en rvid A cde pmironi vistdera r ttoo dr o thfees is– One time versus reoccuring#4 Document everything. Written results are the best way to impress investors.Cl––ear Pardocutnersmenhip/otationperati onng: agreement– Private placement memorandum– Subscription agreement– AllocationsDistributions, redemptions and transfers#5 Be transparent. You will score points with investors if you are up front about everything and don’t attempt to hide anything.W–hat tran100% sesp-arthrenoucygh meanof res s…earch, decision-making – process and investingRe••guPlaror riactisk velrey sepond rttoi nig nvestors (monthly, quarterly)–Investors wil judge on how fast you can provide thes reportsThorugh hiring process; Highlight pedigree of talent#6 Complete a DDQ.A due diligence questionnaire is a great exercise for funds to complete. You can also compile a comprehensive presentation or simply have an open question and answer session with your potential investors.Use the Managed Funds Asociation’s D Q to prepare and ientify the questions investors may ask: Download it Here.#7 Try a mock due diligence review.Hire a consultant to help you with this –it is the single easiest way to prepare for a real investor review.T––herDue e isDilig a lencot e Prto covepartioern : ––Fund Service Providers – Fund Snapshot – Regulatory Registration – Investment Strategy – Google Search – Historical Returns & Sta s – Risk Factors – As ets Under Management – Risk Control – Audited Financial Statements – Operation – Person el – Valuation – Fund Terms – Admin stration Fund Details Site Vist #8 Communicate with your service providers.Don’t be afraid to call them if you need clar–ification on their sytems, proceses, docuFomenrtation example, , etcask y. our technology provider to create a “technology blueprint” for you.Document Outline
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