A recent panel discussion at The Practising Law Institute’s Hedge Fund Management 2015 program, “Hot Topics for Hedge Fund Managers,” offered insight on current investor due diligence practices and a look at the challenges of starting a registered alternative fund, in addition to providing the perspective of an SEC counsel on cybersecurity and a summary of significant developments in swaps regulation. Nora M. Jordan, a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, moderated the discussion, which featured Jessica A. Davis, chief operating officer and general counsel of investment adviser Lodge Hill Capital, LLC; Jennifer W. Han, associate general counsel at the Managed Funds Association; and Aaron Schlaphoff, an attorney fellow in the Rulemaking Office of the SEC Division of Investment Management. This article summarizes the key takeaways from the program with respect to operational due diligence and registered alternative funds. For additional coverage of PLI’s Hedge Fund Management 2015 program, see “PLI ‘Hot Topics’ Panel Addresses Cybersecurity and Swaps Regulation,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 8, No. 43 (Nov. 5, 2015); and “SEC’s Rozenblit Discusses Operations and Priorities of the Private Funds Unit,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 8, No. 37 (Sep. 24, 2015).