Hybrid fund vehicles urged to implement rigorous Chinese Walls

Hedge fund managers launching or acquiring equity stakes in private equity or venture capital firms must ensure they have adequate Chinese Walls in place to prevent conflicts of interest arising through separate vehicles, according to Seward &

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Private equity warned on data leakage

Private equity managers ought to impose side letters on investors whereby the latter is prohibited through non-disclosure agreements from divulging highly sensitive, confidential information should they receive Freedom of Information (FOI) request

Posted on: 30 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Private equity fees are fairest of any asset class despite SEC scrutiny

Private equity fees are among the fairest in the asset management industry and wholly transparent, and it is unlikely the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will find any transgressions with the fee struct

Posted on: 15 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Investors to grow allocations to alternatives

More than 35% of institutional investors intend to increase their exposures to  alternative asset classes, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Transparent private equity firms should not fear SEC fee clampdown

Private equity firms adhering to “best practices” and which are transparent should have nothing to fear from the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) growing interest in the fees and expenses they charge limited partners (LPs).

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

Investors warned against fee pressure on early-stage managers

Institutional investors must not exert downward pressure on hedge fund fees if it compromises the quality of operational infrastructure at those businesses.

Posted on: 09 May, 2014
Posted in: Investors

New funds imposing tougher redemption terms

Newly launched US hedge funds are imposing tougher redemption terms on investors although management fees have declined, according to a study by Seward & Kissel.

Posted on: 26 Feb, 2014
Posted in: Legal

Managers need $300 million to break-even, according to Citi Prime Finance

Hedge fund managers need at least $300 million in Assets under Management (AuM) to enable the management fee to cover their operating costs and regulatory requirements, according to Citi Prime  Finance’s 2013 Business Expense Benchmark survey. 

Posted on: 10 Dec, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

High fee hedge funds delivering best returns, says Preqin

Hedge funds charging performance fees of more than 20% have produced the highest net returns in four out of the past six years, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 29 Aug, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Funds of funds model under threat while direct investing grows, says Towers Watson survey

A minority of funds of funds will survive, although consolidation is likely to continue, while hedge funds saw their overall share of alternative assets increase, according to a survey of the Top 100 alternative investment managers running $3.1 tr

Posted on: 08 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Investors


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