Performance alone is not enough to ensure that a new manager will have a successful fund launch. A panel discussion at a recent CTA Expo – Emerging Manager Forum conference explored the other critical factors that allocators consider when deciding whether to invest with a new manager, including the manager’s infrastructure, service providers, documentation and internal controls. Dorothy D. Mehta, partner at Cadwalader, moderated the discussion, which featured Norma Richmond, senior manager at Cohen & Company; Rafael Beck, managing director at Integrated Solutions; and Robert DeMuria, president of Compliance Supervisors International, Inc. This article highlights the key takeaways from the presentation. See “Establishing a Hedge Fund Manager in Seventeen Steps” (Aug. 27, 2015).