I’m Out of Touch, And You’re Out of Your Head When I’m Not Around Aug17

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It’s August. It’s slow. It’s what the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy might have referred to as the “long dark teatime of the soul” when it comes to investment industry activity. The conference circuit is dead. Everyone is on vacation. There are practically tumbleweeds rolling through your office

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Is Your Team Emotionally Intelligent? What Investors Should Know. Aug17

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Investors and investment management firms should place the same value on behaviors as they do on results. A company’s culture is its brand. As Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb explained, a company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur’s job is to build that foundation

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How Can Emerging Managers Better Align with Investors: A Strategic Comparison of Private Investment Fund Models Aug9

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Our law firm, Pepper Hamilton, regularly advises prospective private equity and hedge fund managers on the various legal structure options associated with launching a new private investment fund. In our experience, first-time fund managers often have preconceived notions of how their new fund should be structured and what economic and liquidity features, capital commitments, investment horizon and other terms the fund should have. Such preconceived notions, however, frequently evolve based on further exploration of the different fund structure options available and which structures better align with investor interests given the fund’s underlying investment strategy and return objectives

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Believe Your Eyes! Jul12

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It’s simple human nature to believe more of what you see than what you hear. The human brain is wired to process visual information more easily than contextual words. According to a June 15 Washington Post article, ‘Charts Change Hearts And Minds Better Than Words Do,’ charts are a more effective visual than tables of text. Data, particularly complex or vast amounts of data, which is arranged in a graph or other summary picture, is better understood when translated into an optic

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Hedge Fund Hegemony And How To Handle It Jun19

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Hegemony, holding a slightly sinister meaning in most contexts, defines an asymmetrical power relationship, in which there is social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by one group over others. Where better to see hegemony in practice than in the world of hedge funds, when the behemoth bests the niche fund, in terms of investor attention, assets gathered, and institutional scrutiny

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