FRA Liquid Alts 2015 Conference Highlights Due Diligence Concerns with Alternative Mutual Funds (Part Three of Three)

With the significant expansion of the liquid alternatives (or alternative mutual fund) space in recent years and the increase in offerings of alternative mutual funds by hedge fund managers, the importance of conducting proper due diligence has commensurately grown.  Investors looking to allocate funds to alternative mutual funds need to consider numerous factors when evaluating potential candidates for investments, and managers deciding to launch alternative mutual funds must also conduct thorough due diligence on service providers for their structures.  This topic was among those discussed at the recent Liquid Alts 2015 conference hosted by Financial Research Associates, LLC.  This article, the third in a three-part series, focuses on the panel discussions of issues investors should consider while conducting due diligence on an alternative mutual fund, as well as due diligence issues managers should consider while establishing a fund structure under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ’40 Act).  The first article discussed the keys to successfully launching and operating an alternative mutual fund.  The second article explored ’40 Act fund structures and regulatory concerns with liquid alternative funds.  For more on alternative mutual funds, see “Five Key Compliance Challenges for Alternative Mutual Funds: Valuation, Liquidity, Leverage, Disclosure and Director Oversight,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 7, No. 28 (Jul. 24, 2014).

To read the full article

Continue reading your article with a HFLR subscription.