Key Considerations for Private Fund Investors Navigating the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has created vast social disruption and unprecedented volatility in the financial markets, raising risks for both hedge fund managers and their investors. A recent program presented by the Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA) offered a roadmap for private fund investors to navigate the crisis with their managers, including the tools that managers have at their disposal to manage the crisis; the steps that investors should take to monitor their investments; a comprehensive set of questions for investors to ask managers; and the remedies that may be available to aggrieved investors. The program was hosted by IMDDA co‑founder and managing director Daniel Strachman and featured Anne E. Beaumont and Scott M. Berman, partners at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman. This article explores the salient points from their presentation, which should also help fund managers prepare to answer potential questions from investors. See “HFLR Webinar Covers Key Topics for Fund Manager GCs and CCOs in Light of Coronavirus” (Mar. 19, 2020).

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