Speakers at Walkers Fundamentals Hedge Fund Seminar Outline Hedge Fund Due Diligence and Financing Trends, as well as Predictions for 2010 and Beyond

On December 2, 2009, international law firm Walkers Global held its Walkers Fundamentals Hedge Fund Seminar in New York City.  Speakers at this event addressed various current issues, including: the evolving nature, rigor and focus of hedge fund due diligence; renewed scrutiny of custody arrangements in the course of due diligence; post-investment due diligence and monitoring; financing for hedge funds and due diligence with respect to collateral; the regulatory outlook (with insight from Todd Groome, Non-Executive Chairman of AIMA); the duty of care applicable to hedge fund directors; Cayman Islands law with respect to indemnification of directors; and the outlook with respect to near-term fund-raising and a potential new government levy on hedge fund managers.  This article summarizes the key points discussed at the conference on each of the foregoing topics.

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