Marketing and Reporting Considerations for Emerging Hedge Fund Managers

To survive and flourish in a market dominated by large, well-established competitors, emerging hedge fund managers must be well versed in the risks and potential dangers of raising funds and be mindful of regulatory compliance blunders, such as incomplete disclosures, insufficient controls and inadequate policies and procedures. See “$97 Million SEC Settlement Highlights Perils of Inaccurate Disclosures and the Agency’s Continued Focus on Conflicts of Interest and Client Overcharges” (May 25, 2017). Pepper Hamilton hosted a symposium focusing on a number of these risks and offering practical solutions. Moderated by partner Irwin Latner, the panel discussion featured Adil Abdulali, senior managing director of risk management for Protégé Partners; Christopher Edgar, managing director, capital solutions, for Convergex Prime Services; Andrew Goodman, partner at Infusion Global Partners; and Chris Lombardy, managing director at Duff & Phelps. This article highlights the key points raised by the panel. Other articles addressing issues faced by emerging managers include: “Most Small and Emerging Managers Expect Headcount to Increase in Next Three Years: AIMA/GPP Study Explores Viability, Key Business Terms, Outsourcing and Growth Prospects” (Jul. 27, 2017); and “Establishing a Hedge Fund Manager in Seventeen Steps” (Aug. 27, 2015).

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