Investment risk takes many forms, and one often overlooked by many hedge fund investors is: How will I protect my investment in the event that the fund fails or decides to cease doing business? The fund investors that do not adopt a head-in-the-sand approach have various options available to help them maximize the return of and return on such investments. This is the first article in a two-part guest article series highlighting the various measures available to investors who have made an investment in a fund that is at one of three distinct stages towards or at the end of its commercial life. This article addresses investor options during the first two stages: where there are warning signs that the fund may be heading into financial difficulty or when the fund is placed into management wind down. The second article in the series will address measures available to investors during the third stage: when the fund is placed into formal liquidation, either by the court or by voluntary winding up. The authors of this series are Christopher Russell, Jonathan Bernstein and Jeremy Snead. Russell and Snead are, respectively, a partner and an associate in the litigation department of Appleby Cayman; Bernstein is a senior associate in the corporate and investment funds department.