Contents

  • Counting The Cost

    01 Dec 2002

    It costs more to start a fund of funds than many people think. The amount of assets needed to break even is higher than for a single-manager hedge fund and cutting corners probably won't pay

  • Sourcing The Stars Of Tomorrow

    01 Dec 2002

    A few years ago the industry was small enough to rely on word of mouth to find hedge fund talent. Today that no longer works and investors have to turn to a range of sources to stay ahead

  • How To Raise The Assets

    01 Dec 2002

    Finding investors is one of the toughest tasks that the start-up will face as there are no clearly defined distribution channels - but there are a few ways of making the job slightly easier

  • Portfolio Construction

    01 Dec 2002

    All too often funds of funds stick with very conservative approaches to constructing their portfolios. Some critics are starting to suggest this may be one of the reasons that returns are lacklustre

  • Making Sure It All Runs Smoothly

    01 Dec 2002

    Philip Craig of Fortis Fund Services explains how the administrator plays a key role in everything from startup advice to the all important NAV calculation

  • Getting The Structure Right

    01 Dec 2002

    Meeting the tax needs of investors will determine where a fund is located and how it is structured, explain Daniel Shapiro and Christopher Hilditch, partners at Schulte Roth & Zabel International

  • Dealing With Tax And Regulators

    01 Dec 2002

    To avoid making an expensive mistake while setting up the management operation requires a detailed understanding of the regulations, explains Graham Phillips at PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Collecting The Numbers

    01 Dec 2002

    Investors can't operate without a decent performance database but there is no cheap or easy solution, explains Meredith Jones, director of market research for Strategic Financial Solutions

  • Finding The Right Staff

    01 Dec 2002

    Building the best team is no easy task and is getting more expensive as the number of funds of funds balloons, explains Simon Gill, consultant in the asset management practice at Whitehead Mann

  • Staying In Control Of The Risks

    01 Dec 2002

    Understanding the risks in a portfolio may seem daunting given the difficulties of managing data but Paul Dackombe, director of business development at Reech Capital, says that it can't be shirked