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Consultancy supports alternative firms through wall of regulatory change

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Shane Brett’s Global Perspectives consultancy squares up to a wall of regulatory change for the hedge fund industry, consulting from its Dublin headquarters on product design, management and operational due diligence for the alternative asset management industry.

Brett had been working operationally in hedge funds for 15 years in Dublin, London, Australia and New Zealand for a number of large institutions. He started on the administration side before moving over to the hedge fund management side of the business. "I always wanted to start my own consultancy and felt I had all the piece of the puzzles in place so I was in a good position to advise across the board" Brett says. He also felt that with the wealth of new regulations coming in which will affect the hedge fund industry his services could be essential.

In 2011 Global Perspectives was established in Dublin and Brett works from there and travels to London and other parts of Europe. He is currently working with UBS on implementing a managed account platform focussed primarily on Ucits or Newcits. Platforms such as these are a growth area, Brett believes, allowing an institution to invest in hedge funds but not directly thereby achieving an additional layer of comfort that the platform will have undertaken fundamental due diligence and additional checks.

Brett has also been working on change management as the implementation of the wall of regulation that is hitting t......................

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