Fri, Sep 4, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Rothstein Kass publishes “Should I Go With the Flow Into Liquid Alts?”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Opalesque Industry Update - Rothstein Kass (www.rkco.com), a leading professional services provider to the financial services industry, today announced the release of an article titled “Should I Go With the Flow Into Liquid Alts?” The piece, published by the Rothstein Kass Institute, the firm’s industry think tank, outlines a set of important questions and critical considerations to help guide alternative investment managers through the decision-making process when considering a move into the growing liquid alternatives market. The article is designed to help private fund managers determine whether a registered product is right for them, while providing tips on how to best implement their strategy if they decide to make the move.

“As regulatory requirements change, many private fund managers are looking to the retail space as way to tap new assets and new investors but the move isn’t right for everyone,” said Frank Attalla, principal, Rothstein Kass. “In this paper, our goal was to outline key questions, considerations and best practices to help managers make smarter decisions about what’s best for their businesses both today and in the long-term. We want to stress the importance of looking at all the information objectively before following the flow into liquid alts.”

This special-edition article poses numerous questions with critical implications for private fund managers weighing the move into the retail product space. Some of the areas covered include: the impact a registered product might have on their existing private fund business, how particular strategies will translate in the retail space, distribution considerations and challenges, operational and compliance implications, as well as tax and reporting requirements. The article also explores the change in mindset for managers moving from the private fund business into the retail space.

“In the article we talk about everything from reporting requirements and track record portability to manager commitment and mindset,” said Marc J. Wolf, principal, Rothstein Kass. “This is a real change from a business standpoint. While many managers research all the operational and compliance components some simply aren’t prepared for the mental shift it requires to report to a board. The numbers don’t lie—there’s a lot of opportunity in the liquid alts space, but managers have to be committed to the move if they’re going to be successful. We hope this paper helps managers make smarter decisions and, ultimately, makes the move a little easier.”

The special publication also provides managers with a chart to quickly compare registered funds and private funds in many key areas, including filing requirements, organizational structure, capital raising and more. A copy of the article is available here.

Press Release

BM

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. Cliff Asness attracts $360 million as liquid alternative funds hold up[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: As U.S. stocks suffered their worst month in more than three years in August, Clifford Asness’s managed futures fund was able to profit. Investors are taking notice. The $9.12 billion AQR Managed Futures Strategy Fund pulled in an estimated $360 million in net subscriptions last

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: When the SEC calls, fund managers need to get out of their own way[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New pressure is hitting alternative investment funds from all angles. So far this month both hedge fund and private equity players have seen enforcement actions, and subsequent fines over fees, disclosures, and misleading statements. Citi one of the biggest

  3. Performance - Einhorn and Loeb's hedge funds both decline 5% in August, Some target-date funds miss in the market turmoil[more]

    Einhorn and Loeb's hedge funds both decline 5% in August From Reuters.com: Hedge fund billionaires David Einhorn and Daniel Loeb saw their main funds lose roughly 5 percent in August during a dramatic market sell off, two people familiar with their returns said on Monday. Einhorn's

  4. Fortress hedge fund manager David Dredge says markets trouble on the way[more]

    From AFR.com: David Dredge of global hedge fund Fortress has built a career studying, predicting and protecting against the world's major financial crises. The recent convulsions in global sharemarkets are "just the beginning" of a painful adjustment as money drains from the emerging market economie

  5. North America - Puerto Rico agency plans talks with hedge fund creditors[more]

    From WSJ.com: Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank is planning to begin confidential debt-restructuring talks with hedge funds that own its bonds as early as next week, said a person familiar with the matter. The parties are set to discuss a plan under which the investors would lend additional

 

banner