The Case in Favor of Focused, Experienced and Independent Hedge Fund Directors

In a letter to the Editor of Hedge Fund Law Report, Kevin Ryan, Founder of HedgeDirector, addresses points raised in our article: “The Case In Favor of Non-Executive Directors of Offshore Hedge Funds with Investment Expertise, Fewer Directorships and Independence from the Manager,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 50 (Dec. 29, 2010).  Ryan argues that while our article paraphrased the arguments in his firm’s white paper clearly, it nonetheless made some unrealistic assumptions about the information disparity between fund managers and investors, and did not reflect the experiences of most hedge fund investors on a day-to-day basis.  Ryan’s letter is an eloquent and important contribution to the ongoing debate on the appropriate qualifications of hedge funds directors.

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