Choosing Your Offshore Jurisdiction – Avoiding Asset-Raising Pitfalls Apr29

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In today’s environment, the process of establishing, launching and managing a hedge fund has higher barriers to entry than ever before … including higher costs. In the early 2000’s, an initial capital raise of $10 million could enable a new fund to get up and running with good prospects for further growth. In 2016, however, a fund starting with less than $100 million will find it challenging to provide the resources and infrastructure required for long-term viability and to attract institutional assets. To meet this greater start-up price point, many managers are looking to access additional sources of capital outside their home marketplace. An offshore vehicle, either as a stand-alone fund or a feeder fund into an onshore master, is a way to accommodate these international investors.

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What Investors Will Ask During an Operational Due Diligence Exam Apr26

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Michael V. Merrigan, Founder & Managing Member Shadmoor Advisors LLC contributes the following post. Shadmoor Advisors will be one of the specialists hosting a table at our Table Talks event in New York on May 2nd. As we approach the event we will be featuring white papers from our various specialists.   Beyond Valuation, Compliance &

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Protecting Key Assets: A Guide to Hedge Fund Management Liability Insurance Apr21

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Claudia Ramone, Vice President of Sales, for Maloy Risk Services contributes the following post. Maloy Risk Services will be one of the specialists hosting a table at our Table Talks event in New York on May 2nd. As we approach the event we will be featuring white papers from our various specialists.   What a difference a

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The Power of Privilege: Caspersen and Madoff Abused It, But Investors are Taking it Back Apr15

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The unraveling of Andrew Caspersen is alarming not only because of the amount of money Caspersen schemed out of friends, family and investors ($95 million and counting) but also that someone from such a perceived high perch (Ivy league schools; prominent wealthy family) would commit such a crime. The SEC filed civil charges, DOJ filed a criminal case and Caspersen, while silent on the matter to date, spent a few days in a hospital (no word yet on how many days he will spend in jail). Once the smoke clears, the Caspersen debacle will reveal one major shift in the last five years: investors are more empowered than ever before

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