White Paper: Quantitative Hedge Fund Analysis and the Infinite Monkey Theorem Mar14

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Some have asserted that monkeys with typewriters, given enough time, could replicate Shakespeare. Don’t take the wager. While other financial denizens sarcastically note that given enough time there will be a few successes out of all the active money managers, building on the concept that even a blind pig will occasionally find a peanut. Alternatively, our goal in the white paper is to more reliably accelerate an investor’s search for sound and safe hedge fund and niche investments

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The Evolution of the Independent Sponsor Mar5

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In a sector where one broken deal can be financially devastating and one successful liquidity event can set you up for life, the stakes have never been higher. And so this year, based upon responses from over 200 independent sponsors, we have identified “typical” terms and calculations while also finding considerable variation in economic structures. By sharing these data points, both the typical and atypical, it is our hope that independent sponsors and their capital providers will have a greater understanding as to what the market will bear

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SEC Updates Cybersecurity Guidance in 2019 for SEC Registered Advisors Feb19

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The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently reiterated its plans to evaluate the cybersecurity practices of Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) as part of its National Exam Program (NEP). Specifically, the OCIE will be reviewing the safeguards, policies, and procedures that advisors have in place to fend off cybersecurity attacks and respond appropriately if an incident occurs. To guard against attacks and avoid OCIE penalties, firms should take steps now to review and enhance their cybersecurity posture

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Jackie Robinson, Ginger Rogers And Me Feb11

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I have to say, Facebook is getting disturbingly good at targeting ads. Lately my timeline has been populated by comfort items – cozy PJs, custom pillows that ‘guarantee’ a good night’s sleep, shoes without three-inch heels and even this random beanbag thing called a MoonPod. Evidently you buy one too many cards that reads “People, Amirite?” and the magic algorithms of Zuckerberg’s evil empire decide you need a little time out

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White Paper: Decreasing Number of Public Companies Feb6

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Recently, multiple research and press articles have discussed the apparent drastic decrease in the number of listed companies in the U.S. Some articles state decreases of 20% to over 50% to support claims that the U.S. stock market is getting concentrated or that private equity investing should be preferred over public equity investing

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