This one-day program uncovers the structure and function of the Operation that supports a Hedge Fund in the arena of alternative investments. Starting with the processes that support the interaction between the fund manager and the broker/dealer when the deal is executed, to the settlement and control of assets at the Prime Broker, participants will gain an appreciation of areas of operations risk related to Hedge Funds.
As the industry has moved to a multi-prime model, the role of the Fund Administrator has broadened to include services beyond fund accounting to areas such as collateral management. This program will describe what a fund administrator provides, as well as the communication and interfaces required for a commercially sound operation at the Fund.
The program content includes discussion of recent industry events, such as the aftermath of the Lehman and the resulting spotlight on hypothecation agreements between Hedge Funds and their Prime Brokers.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe how a hedge fund originates and agreements with investors
- Explain the structure of a “fund of funds”
- Identify the components of the Operation needed to support a Hedge Fund
- Compare the single vs. multi-prime model
- Evaluate the role and interfaces of a Fund Administrator
- Follow the lifecycle of a trade initiated by a Hedge Fund
- Hedge Funds or equivalent knowledge
Advance Preparation: None
Computers and Financial Calculators: N/A
Recommended CPE Credits: 7