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US Hedge Fund Services 2012
US Hedge Fund Services 2012

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 11:36

US hedge fund managers are facing a challenges including cautious investors, a complicated market environment and a growing regulatory burden – a combination that's helping to drive the outsourcing of non-core functions.

The 'US Hedge Fund Services 2012' special report comprises 7 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Credit strategies shine in morose environment

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 11:47

By James Williams – Last year was a dismal one for hedge fund managers, who as a group plunged into negative territory for the second time in four years, and so far 2012 hasn’t been much better. Although most strategies have made money this year, they have lagged buoyant – some would say irrationally so – stock markets by some distance. »


Hybrid funds must tackle operational challenges

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 11:53

By Ras Sipko – The alternative investment industry has had to reinvent itself over the past few years following the financial crisis, which has resulted in the emergence of a number of hybrid schemes that make use of both hedge fund and private equity strategies.  »

Ted Jasinski, general manager of Admiral Administration’s Richmond-based office

Esoteric structures gain favour with US institutions

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:03

Interview with Ted Jasinski, Admiral Administration – The emergence of esoteric products such as private equity-type hybrid funds means the alternatives space is starting to get a whole lot more alternative, according to Ted Jasinski, general manager of Admiral Administration’s Richmond-based office. »

Daniel New, Ernst & Young

Key considerations for Form PF and FATCA

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:09

Interview with Daniel New (pictured), Jun Li and Danielle Ryea, Ernst & Young – As its twin regulatory pillars – Form PF and FATCA – begin to cement themselves into the bedrock of the alternatives industry, US hedge fund managers have to focus their attention on getting “mission-ready.” »

Concept Capital, Jack Seibald

Introducing brokers need wider arsenal of weapons

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:16

Interview with Jack Seibald, Concept Capital – Unless an introducing broker can demonstrate a wide array of services to support clients’ needs on one hand, and instil robust operational risk controls to satisfy the increased demands of clearing houses on the other, they won’t remain competitive in today’s world. Cognisant of this, Concept Capital has moved quickly in recent years to build a wide range of services for the investment management community. »

says Jun Li, partner,  Ernst & Young’s asset management tax practice

Regulation pushes the envelope for operational excellence

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:20

By James Williams – If there’s one tangible benefit to the way regulation is reshaping the hedge fund industry, it’s that service providers have to work in even closer collaboration with each other than they did previously. This is good news for investment advisers and their investors. »

Toni Pinkerton, Maples Fund Servcies

Administrators adapt to middle-office reporting needs

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:24

Interview with Toni Pinkerton (pictured) and Kim Waldman, Maples Fund Services – Increased regulatory and investor pressures are inexorably raising the barriers to entry in the hedge fund industry. Managers launching today face an uphill battle to raise assets yet must also use third-party administrators to reassure investors, creating tension between cost issues on one side, and pressure to generate alpha and increase assets on the other. »


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