Mar. 29, 2018

Six Essential Technology Articles for Private Fund Managers

Private fund managers have an increasing number of emerging technologies at their disposal that can be leveraged to enhance compliance with regulatory requirements, streamline administrative processes or generate heightened returns. For example, while the fervor toward blockchain has diminished since the end of 2017 due, in part, to the precipitous decline in cryptocurrency prices, that technology continues to present opportunities for private funds and their service providers. Nevertheless, new technologies also present several challenges, as the SEC and other regulators increase their scrutiny of them given concerns related to privacy and cybersecurity, among others. In recognition of these industry trends, the HFLR is highlighting six articles from its historical archives that provide guidance on critical technological issues facing private fund managers. Next week (the week starting April 2, 2018), the HFLR will resume its normal weekly publication. Note that William V. de Cordova, Editor-in-Chief of the Hedge Fund Law Report, will be moderating a panel on the use of big data by fund managers at the upcoming GAIM Ops Cayman conference in late-April 2018. For more information about the conference, click here. To register for the conference, click here, using the HFLR’s promotional code available in this article for a 10-percent discount. See also our three-part series on big data in the investment management industry: “Its Acquisition and Proper Use” (Jan. 11, 2018); “MNPI, Web Scraping and Data Quality” (Jan. 18, 2018); and “Privacy Concerns, Third Parties and Drones” (Jan. 25, 2018).