Improving hedge fund infrastructure: from cost to benefit (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

KEYWORDS: hedge funds, hedge fund infrastructure, Hedge Fund IT, due diligence, risk management, Institutional Investors, global financial crisis, Prime Brokerage, Hedge Fund Managers, Hedge Fund Regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, AIFMD, FATCA, Dodd-Frank Act, European Union, UCITS, valuation

Authors:

Mike Greenstein, Damian Neylin, Robert Grome

Organizations:
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Summary:

With investor appetite for hedge fund strategies increasing, high- quality infrastructure will benefit managers by preparing them for the next stage in their growth.

Hedge fund investors, legislators and regulators are seeking improved governance, controls and transparency. Strong infrastructure is critical.  These demands are raising industry standards, and having the right people, repeatable processes and scalable technology has become more important than ever.

This paper outlines why stronger hedge fund sector infrastructure is essential, and discusses what this involves and the benefits it will bring.

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