Hedge Fund Due Diligence : Professional Tools to Investigate Hedge Fund Managers

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-02-04
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Hedge Fund Due Diligence provides a step-by-step methodology that will allow you to recognize and avoid questionable hedge funds before its too late. Based on a framework that hedge fund investigative expert Randy Shain has refined over the course of his successful career, this book offers an overview of due diligence into hedge fund management, how information on managers can be obtained, and why this information is essential to your investment endeavors.

Author Biography

Randy Shain is Vice President at First Advantage Investigative Services, producers of the BackTrack Report, where he examines funds and fund management. Since 1993, Shain has examined more than 2,500 funds and 4,500 hedge fund managers. His due diligence work has expanded as the number and size of hedge funds has skyrocketed, with more than 9,000 funds, managing more than $1.2 trillion today. As part of his work, Shain examines court filings, criminal records, news clippings, and conducts extensive interviews.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. xiii
Hedge Fund Growth-What It Means to the Institutionp. 1
What Is Due Diligence? What Are the Various Types of Due Diligence?p. 9
What Kinds of Hedge Fund Failures Does the Press Discuss? Why Do Most Hedge Funds that Fail, Really Fail?p. 13
Can the Chances of Investing in Future Failures Be Lessened/Prevented? How?p. 21
Investigative Background Reports-The Beginning: Identify Your Targetp. 31
The Courtsp. 47
News Media: Is Nexis Your Only Option?p. 123
Regulatory Bodiesp. 137
Credentials Verificationsp. 155
Corporate Records: Not Just D&B Anymorep. 171
The Internet: What It Can Do and What It Can'tp. 187
Public Records-Is That All There Is?p. 197
What You Think Is Helpful, But Isn'tp. 229
The Lawp. 235
Credit Reportsp. 241
Warning Signs: Red and Yellow Flagsp. 249
Conclusionp. 271
Notesp. 287
Indexp. 295
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