The private funds industry has developed significantly in operational sophistication over the past 10 years. Today, the investor wish list includes the existence of an independent administrator, an internal CFO, segregation of duties, employee background checks, centralized operations, documented policies and procedures, a fiscal budget, an internal CCO, an external regulatory consultant, a clean regulatory history, formal compliance training, a tested disaster recovery plan, a cyber security plan, and related staff training

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What habit is as old as time itself? It has to be making all kinds of ‘do-better’ resolutions at the beginning of the year, only to see them falter before the birds start building their nests each spring.

NBC News ran an article online in January discussing this annual phenomenon, 2017 New Year’s Resolutions: The Most Popular and How To Stick to Them: “Research shows that only about 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals”; said Dr. John Agwunobi, chief health and nutrition officer for Herbalife. “After the holiday tradition of over-indulgence, we set out to rid our cabinets of junk food, hit the gym and start fresh, but some people tackle the problem too aggressively, with overly restrictive diets, or exercise regimes that they can’t commit to, and soon give up their efforts.”

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