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Launching a Hedge Fund

After years of hard work, you finally have the strategy, experience and resources to establish and manage a hedge fund. Now it’s time to evaluate the options available to you in structuring your fund....
I've Been Sued for What? - Fiduciary Duty Claims Against Hedge Fund Managers and How to Avoid Them

Not every investment or transaction performs as planned. Losses and depressed asset values have compelled certain investors to file breach of fiduciary duty claims....

AIFMD & Private Equity Managers - An implementation checklist

The new European AIFMD regulations will significantly impact the private equity (PE) industry. The regulations were primarily designed for hedge funds but are being applied wholesale to the private equity industry....
Preparing for, and Surviving, a Regulatory Examination

Executive Summary : With the changes from Dodd Frank still rippling through the financial services industry, the question is not will you get audited, but when will you get audited and by whom....

Hedge Funds & the Cloud: The Pros, Cons and Considerations

Executive Summary : The increased use of cloud-based services is undeniable. Analyst firm Forrester forecasts that the global market for...
The Value of the Hedge Fund Industry - Part 1

Executive Summary : Hedge funds, their role within financial markets and the returns they generate have been under considerable debate since the global financial crisis...

The Importance of Business Process Maturity and Automation in Running a Hedge Fund

Executive Summary : Over the past two years, Merlin has published several white papers that are designed to highlight and help managers...
The Benefits of Using Rigorously Tested Routines from Numerical Libraries

Executive Summary - This white paper - "The Benefits of Using Rigorously Tested Routines from Numerical Libraries-Finance Edition" speaks to matters affecting...

The Business of Running a Hedge Fund

2010 was a transformative year for the hedge fund industry and served as a strong reminder that managing money is not the same as running a business...
2011 Dodd-Frank Registration Action Items for Investment Advisers

Under the Dodd-Frank Wall street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), many investment investment advisers who previously were not...




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