In response to increased demand for transparency and reporting, alternative investment funds (AIFs) and other financial institutions can improve their positions in a competitive market by proactively addressing reporting and planning issues arising from recent global initiatives. In a two-part guest series, Dmitri Semenov, Jun Li, Lucas Rachuba
and Carter Vinson of Ernst & Young (EY) highlight challenges and steps that AIFs should consider taking to address the global planning and reporting issues associated with increased transparency demands arising from global initiatives. This second article discusses the planning considerations and other long-term issues for hedge funds and other AIFs to consider. The first article
addressed global reporting considerations and areas on which AIFs should immediately focus. For more on tax transparency, see “A Checklist for Updating Hedge Fund and Service Provider Documents for FATCA Compliance
” (Feb. 21, 2014). For analysis from other EY professionals, see “Eight Key Elements of an Integrated, Efficient and Accurate Hedge Fund Reporting Solution
” (Nov. 13, 2014); and “Daniel New, Executive Director of EY’s Asset Management Advisory Practice, Discusses Best Practices on ‘Hot Button’ Hedge Fund Compliance Issues
” (Oct. 17, 2013).