The industry landscape for hedge fund industry continues to evolve and thrive. The changes that took place during the past few years have led to a number of challenges and opportunities for firms within the industry. Today, investors continue to demand more transparency, intensive due diligence and separately managed accounts. To compete and win within such environment, one needs to be well equipped with transformational business strategies, robust operational infrastructure and controls, effective risk management and integrated distribution/marketing channels. With a special focus on operational due diligence, technology, risk management, sales and marketing.