Decline of FoHFs saps due diligence efforts

Investment consultants accused of offering poor substitute to decent research


The ability of due diligence firms to root through the public records of hedge fund employees has never been easier, with a number of specialist private investigation firms offering their services to hedge fund investors to help them understand the true risks of their investments.

Investigators say they have uncovered drug-taking, strip-club photos, bogus degrees, hidden jobs, covered-up bankruptcies and casino binges. What happens in Vegas, it seems, may not stay in Vegas.

The inquiries do not

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