Transparency and control builds trust

March 2016

It’s no secret that because of declining assets and pressure on fees from institutional investors, fund of hedge fund managers’ margins are being squeezed. But as they respond by seeking to cut operating costs, they’re being forced to rely on third-party administrators far more than before, putting trust at a premium.

 

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Rise of shadow capital challenges administrators

March 2016

Many co-investments, direct investments and managed accounts can be considered shadow capital. Instead of allocating to a blind pool, shadow capital investors negotiate bespoke terms and lower fees – and they can have a say in what investments a fund makes.

 

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Funds forced to reduce fees and increase transparency

March 2016

In the dynamic and ever-changing hedge fund industry, it is important for hedge fund managers to be aware of the current trends regarding fund structures and terms to give themselves the best opportunity to effectively market and raise capital from investors. In this article, we highlight some recent trends, as well as terms managers are negotiating with investors to help make fund launches successful.

 

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Smoothing the move to common reporting

March 2016

The first question most managers ask us about the common reporting standard (CRS) at Citco’s Central FATCA Team is: “Is this just more FATCA?” The answer in a nutshell is… well, yes. But, as the older moniker GATCA implied, this is FATCA on a global scale, with almost 100 countries pledged to participate and agreeing to share tax information on account holders within their jurisdiction with other participating countries. We refer to these regulations – US FATCA, UK CDOT and CRS – collectively as automatic exchange of information (AEOI) regimes.

 

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