04 April 2012
White Paper: The Institutionalization of Hedge Funds
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Historically, many hedge funds and private equity funds could have built up sizeable fund operations relying solely on spreadsheets, a couple of programmers and a small operations staff. But the last few years have seen a sea change in the entire landscape.
Funds have now realized that going out to raise additional capital would entail a level of transparency and a change in operational approach that would require investment in more institutional infrastructure. While investors have had a gradual shift from “passively” accepting fund reports to active monitoring/due diligence of fund transparency, liquidity, regulatory compliance, and fund infrastructure/ technology; the regulators are imposing tighter governance and controls with newer regulations. Does that mean Hedge Funds now really need to institutionalize themselves?