Sat, Feb 13, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

SwissAnalytics announces due diligence service at $3k per fund

Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Opalesque Industry Updates - Due Diligence provider SwissAnalytics announces a new service offering which will provide investors with cost-effective analysis of alternative investment funds.

The “SwissAnalytics Silver Due Diligence” service is based on a light-weight version of its premium hedge fund due diligence framework (“Gold” service), and is designed to provide investors with increased transparency and a sound overview of core weaknesses and shortcomings at an affordable price.

Because of the traditional costs of due diligence, even institutional investors typically wait until they are relatively comfortable with a fund before they invest in diligence. With the Silver Due Diligence service, SwissAnalytics offers clients the opportunity to push due diligence forward in their investment allocation process and increase their in-house efficiency. By doing so, allocators can sort out problem funds before they have spent significant time and resources on the fund strategy and getting to know the manager.

As a part of this service, SwissAnalytics assesses funds across 100 unique risk factors in categories such as risk management, compliance, business stability, human resources and conflicts of interest, among others.

The Silver Due Diligence service also aims to fill a long-standing gap for small- to mid-sized alternative investors whose target allocation sizes are too small to justify the higher full-scale due diligence and onsite operational reviews which are offered through services such as SwissAnalytics Gold Due Diligence.

Marc Enzler, CEO of SwissAnalytics, asserts that the service is made feasible “by focussing on core problem areas in combination with a rigorous straight-thru-process and extensive knowledge and experience in due diligence, risk mitigation and industry best-practices.”

Enzler adds: “There is a tremendous amount of knowledge that we can transfer to our clients through our Silver Due Diligence service. It can be used to pre-screen funds, provide additional transparency, quickly identify yellow and red flags and altogether help our clients avoid regrets in their alternative investment portfolios.”

Turn-around time on a Silver Due Diligence report is approximately 2-3 weeks, and the service is available to clients for only SFr. 3,000 per fund report.

Source

kb

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - Real estate secondaries sole 'bright spot' in 2015, As hedge funds stumble, one firm prepares to buy illiquid stakes[more]

    Real estate secondaries sole 'bright spot' in 2015 From IPE.com: The secondary market for property was the sole “bright spot” over the course of 2015, as hedge fund secondaries saw deals fall by two-thirds, according to a wide-ranging survey of the market. Setter Capital said 2015 saw th

  2. Asia - Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass estimates China's foreign reserves below critical level[more]

    From Nasdaq.com: Investor Kyle Bass stepped up his attack on China's currency, arguing in an investor letter distributed Wednesday that the second-largest economy's foreign reserves are "already below a critical level." The comments mark the latest effort by hedge funds and other investors to raise

  3. Investing - Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short, 11 hedge funds that are “all in” on the FANG stocks, Hedge funds short London luxury homes, Cynet raises $7 million from U.S. hedge fund[more]

    Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short From Bloomberg.com: A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Good luck finding a bank willing to do the trade. Money manage

  4. Investing - Hedge funds see selloff in European bank stocks as buying opportunity[more]

    From WSJ.com: The massive selloff in European bank stocks and bonds is overdone and presents a “phenomenal” buying opportunity, according to some of Europe’s top hedge-fund managers. Despite a 28% slump in European bank stocks this year, including a 38% fall in Deutsche Bank AG and a 34% drop in Soc

  5. Legal - Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee, Hedge funds win CDS breach of contract suit against Deutsche Bank, Hedge fund asks for OK on $27.5m Goldman CDO deal, SFO examines Barclays hedge fund profits[more]

    Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee From AI-CIO.com: A former portfolio manager claims he was fired for blowing the whistle on “crazy” and “irresponsible” investments. Carlyle Group has been sued by a former portfolio manager for one of its hedge funds, who accused the firm of “knowi