What Has the Asset Managers’ Committee Report to say about Hedge Fund Valuation, Side Letters and PPM Updates?

As the ground continues to swell, especially in Washington, around the ideas of transparency and accountability in hedge fund practices, the Asset Managers’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets released on January 16, 2009 its final report on best practices for the hedge fund industry.  To complement the detailed discussion of the Asset Managers’ Committee Report included in this issue of the Hedge Fund Law Report (see above), we delve deeper into three areas of the Asset Managers’ Committee Report, in the conviction that they can have a fundamental effect on hedge funds and their managers if the best practices outlined in the Report become law or rule, or acquire, de facto, the force of law or rule: valuation, side letters and private placement memorandum updates.

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