HFA Briefing Explores Fundraising Environment, Investor Allocation Trends, Third-Party Marketers and Operational Due Diligence

A recent Hedge Fund Association (HFA) program explored the challenging fundraising environment, particularly for emerging managers; investor allocation preferences, including the outlook for private equity; expectations when dealing with third-party marketers and placement agents, as well as those firms’ expectations of fund managers; and trends and issues in operational due diligence. Joseph J. Puglisi, partner at Citrin Cooperman, moderated the discussion, which featured Tony Acquadro, HFA vice president and senior director at BroadRiver Asset Management, L.P.; Rajpal Arulpragasam, mathematician and long-time portfolio manager; Maura Harris, head of due diligence at fund-of-funds manager Bostwick Capital LLC; and Gilman C. Perkins, founding principal of Perkins Fund Marketing, LLC. This article summarizes their insights. For coverage of another HFA program, see “Briefing Covers U.S. and Global Regulatory Climate Relating to Liquidity, Enforcement, Examinations and Cybersecurity” (Jan. 4, 2018).

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