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All Prospective LPs Are Equal, But Some Prospective LPs Are More Equal Than Others

  Not all prospective LPs are created equal. There are different degrees of “equal”-ness: some can become LPs just over a couple of months, while others can take years before they are invested in your fund.   It is important then, to measure not just the quantity of leads, but the quality of your prospective LPs in order to help […]

Cybersecurity Dos and Don’ts Your Employees Must Follow

October is cybersecurity awareness month so it is important to ensure that your firm and employees are prepared by using best practices, and security policies and procedures. Risk mitigation is needed to protect both the firm and its employees from savvy hackers and cyber attacks. Data breaches continue to wreak havoc on businesses, and the cost is continuously rising. According to the Ponemon Institute, […]

Disruption: Do you prefer buggywhips and typewriters… or self-driving cars?

Times flies, and things are changing fast. Old models are not working – the alternatives industry has been hammered with bad press and hit with a slowdown in capital raising. New models (machine-learning, automation, etc.) are coming in thick and fast.   Because of technology, there is disruption. And it will happen over and over again.   Disruption familiar to […]

Investment Management Tip: Communication is Vital for Business Continuity

Investment managers need to learn a lot about business continuity planning. The SEC not only highlights the importance of being able to access critical systems and applications during a disruption, but also the priority of effective communication. In business continuity planning it is important to communicate with your employees before, during and after an incident. By doing so, you set […]

Five Points from SEC’s 2016 Business Continuity Guidance Update

        In June 2016, the SEC delivered a guidance update for registered advisers regarding how funds (and their service providers) plan for potential business disruptions. Following are key takeaways from Eze Castle Integration’s Certified BCP Planners on how hedge funds and private equity firms can meet the SEC’s expectations around business continuity practices. Capture All Essential Components of […]

A Whodunit for Fund Managers

Piecing together clues to solve a mystery has a certain appeal – especially when the dramatic reveal shows that we were right. The same process of piecing together clues and evidence can be used to help Increase your AUM. Rest assured, it doesn’t require stakeouts, wiretaps and a reluctant ex-partner in the police department. In fact, you could be finding […]

Exploring NYC Hedge Fund Hotels

Hedge Fund Hotel: No, you can’t spend the night… …But you can spend a year (or more or less).  A hedge fund hotel is a fully-managed business office suite that provides high-end space, usually in a premium location, complete with important necessities required to get up and running quickly and efficiently.  Hedge fund hotels typically provide premier technology, business solutions, […]

How to Create A Cyber Security Culture + Employee Security Awareness

Did you hear the story of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that lost $100 million to hackers? It happened in February 2016 and goes like this. The bank believes Chinese hackers executed a hack that allowed $100 million to be taken from the bank’s foreign exchange account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This is just the latest […]

Top 5 Reasons Managers Need a Research Management Software (RMS)

In today’s competitive market, research management software (RMS) has become a must-have integrated feature for investment management firms. Significant benefits offered via RMS have caused a ripple effect of soaring adoption rates across the global investment industry. In this article we’ll examine how adopting a research management solution could benefit your firm. Central Repository With offices, colleagues and clients spread […]

SEC Cybersecurity Hit List: 6 Items a Hedge Fund Better Have Covered

Earlier this week we presented at a Wells Fargo Prime Services breakfast briefing on cybersecurity. During the discussion, one panelist reminded attendees that the SEC has clearly defined (and communicated) its cybersecurity expectations. He recapped the following six areas advisers must have covered to demonstrate preparedness to regulators. 1. Risk Assessments 2. Governance 3. Training 4. Access Control 5. Vendor […]