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Starting a Hedge Fund

 

Hedge fund money going to venture-backed startups is skyrocketing

View Original Article Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:07:35 -0700
The amount of venture capital start up companies are raising from hedge funds, mutual funds and others beyond the traditional venture capital community is skyrocketing, fueling fears of another tech bubble.

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index

View Original Article Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:00:00 -0700
SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index and Capital Movement Index

Investors trim hedge fund bets in April - data

View Original Article Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:10:00 -0700
LONDON (Reuters) - Investors reduced their allocation to hedge funds in April, pulling out more cash than they invested, data showed on Monday. The SS&C (SSNC.O) GlobeOp Capital Movement Index (CMI), which ...

Hedge funds get slammed playing beat-up oil sector

View Original Article Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:16:59 -0700
Kamunting Street Capital is closing in part because of energy-related losses, showing the potential pitfalls of playing the sector.

Hedge fund machines cash in-again

View Original Article Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:46:43 -0700
Hedge funds that catch macroeconomic trends using algorithms made a killing in the first quarter, besting other investing styles.

 

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Starting a Low Cost Hedge Fund

 

 

 



 

Our professional services begin with pre-launch consultation, document preparations check list, and basic information regarding federal and state rules & regulations affecting your particular fund development and operation.

 

Starting a low cost hedge fund in the U.S. is typically structured as a limited partnership formed in Delaware. Depending on which type of fund you choose will determine which set of regulations will apply when starting a hedge fund. Here are some examples of possible regulatory exemptions to which can be relied on when starting a hedge fund in the U.S.:


• Regulation D, Rule 506 of the Securities Act of 1933.

• Investment Company Act of 1940 Section 3(c)(1) or 3(c)(7).

• Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act.

• JOBS Act, Title II which allows for general solicitation and advertising

 

Setup costs. If you set up a U.S. based hedge fund, your costs should range $15,000+/-. This includes preparing your offering documents, registering the LLC (I recommend Delaware) and having a qualified securities attorney review your offering documents. Any further out-of-pocket expenses are for marketing and travel to meet and greet your potential investors.

 

Calculate ongoing costs. This is where many start up funds fall short. Setting up is easy, maintaining is another story. You will need to consider hiring an administrator who will handle your accounting records, calculate your fees, and run due diligence on your potential investors. All this comes with a monthly cost which is charged to your fund. Administrator costs can range from $500 to $4,000 per month. You will also need an auditor. Technically, it is not a requirement but most, if not all investors demand it. Depending on the "name" of your auditor, yearly costs can be from $5,000 in upwards to $20,000 (Big 4). Again, charged to the fund.

 

Open your bank and brokerage accounts. It is not always necessary to have a prime broker in the early stages of a fund. They become way too expensive. Start with a basic cash account for subscriptions, expenses, distributions, etc. Then open a brokerage account.

 

Decide on a launch date. I have seen funds launch after a certain amount of seed capital is raised. I have also seen funds which launch as soon as the first subscription is approved. This all depends on your minimum investment amount and your trading strategy. It's best to consult with your hedge fund adviser on this one.

 

With a global network of third party service providers, we can introduce to you administrators, auditors, prime brokers, bankers and legal counsel who can work side-by-side with you assuring that you and your fund comply with state and federal tax rules and securities regulations. As a value added service, Frank Nagy Financial Services will also provide global venues of investment trade shows and how to utilize them in your effort to network among accredited and institutional investors.

 

Frank Nagy Financial Services will tailor your fund development accordingly:

 

• Hedge Fund Consultation

• Prepare Hedge Fund Private Placement Memorandum

• Prepare Hedge Fund Subscription Agreement (Qualified investors)

• Prepare Hedge Fund Purchaser Questionnaire

• Prepare Hedge Fund Purchaser Representative Questionnaire

• Fund Administrator Introductions

• Fund Attorney Introductions

• Fund Auditors Introductions

• Introduction to International Investment Trade Shows

• FREE list of over 4,000 Institutional investors

• Obtain Bloomberg ticker/submission

 

 


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