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Technology providers push funds to build consensus on compliance issues

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Form PF presents hedge funds with a time consuming, high stakes, compliance challenge. The amount of data required by the form also requires funds to come together around a consensus message on fund information and fund data. For technology providers to the hedge fund industry, crafting solutions to help funds comply with regulations like Form PF, internal consensus at a fund is critical to creating a successful technology solution.

"The burden of interpretation within complex funds in filing Form PF is pretty big, the guidelines are sketchy as best," says Gurvinder Singh, CEO, Indus Valley Partners, in an interview with Opalesque.

Indus Valley Partners provides technology solutions to the alternative assets industry. About a quarter of the assets in the alternatives space are managed using Indus Valley technology solutions. Singh spent his early career in technology consulting during the late 90's with Sapient, helping financial services firms adapt to internet technologies. In 2000, he co-founded the firm with Bijesh Amin as a niche consulting firm focused on the Capital Markets industry and grew it from there.

The company now offers a standalone Form PF solution that it created after working through the data issues surrounding compliance with some of their clients. The product offers a workflow driven filing, application, and management dashboard that automates the entire SEC Filing process. In addition to the product,......................

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