Hedge funds ponder necessity of independent fund administrator

Selecting a fund administrator can be crucial to the success of a hedge fund. Managers and investors believe the choice has a significant impact on the fund’s ability to seek and retain capital.


Having an independent fund administrator has become a necessity for hedge funds seeking to raise or even retain capital in the post-Madoff investment landscape. Investors see external administrators as necessary watchdogs and a proxy for the credibility of a hedge fund manager. The choice of administrator can have a significant bearing on the fund manager’s ability to raise assets and grow its business.

The obvious solution is to appoint a large and well established administrator with a brand

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