Hedge Fund Compliance: Risks, Regulation, and Management (Wiley Finance)

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The long–awaited guide for modern hedge fund compliance program development Hedge Fund Compliance + Website provides straightforward, practical guidance toward developing a hedge fund compliance program, drawn from the author′s experience training financial regulators, consulting with government entities, and analyzing hedge fund compliance structures across the globe. In–depth explanations of compliance principles are backed by illustrative case studies and examples. Highly in–demand templates of popular hedge fund compliance documentation provide actionable illustrations of key compliance policies. Designed to assist investors, fund managers, service providers, and compliance job seekers directly, this book describes the fundamental building blocks of the hedge fund compliance function.
Compliance is one of the fastest growing areas in the hedge fund space. This reference book provides an essential foundation in modern hedge fund compliance, reflecting the recent changes of this dynamic field.
  • Design and run a hedge fund compliance program
  • Access templates of core compliance documentation and checklists
  • Discover how investors can evaluate and monitor compliance programs
  • Interviews with hedge fund compliance practitioners
A steady stream of regulatory changes, combined with the enhanced enforcement efforts of regulators, ensure that hedge funds′ compliance–related expenditures will continue to grow. While hedge fund compliance legislation continues to evolve globally, little practical guidance exists for those tasked with the boots–on–the–ground aspects of developing an actual compliance program to comply with best practices and regulatory guidance from leading hedge fund regulators including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Futures Association, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the United Kingdom′s Financial Conduct Authority. Hedge fund professionals and investors need a fundamental framework for establishing and evaluating an effective program, and when compliance is the issue, trial and error carries too much risk. Hedge Fund Compliance + Website provides clear guidance and practical tools to meet today′s compliance professional needs.
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ISBN-13: 9781119240235
ISBN-10: 1119240239
Pagini: 208
Dimensiuni: 158 x 236 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.39 kg
Editura: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Seria Wiley Finance

Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Hedge funds, investors, and those who service them.

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Develop a Compliance Program to Enrich Your Hedge Fund
Hedge Fund Compliance is the much–needed, practical guide to hedge fund compliance in today′s global and increasingly scrutinized financial industry. Regardless of how you define success in the hedge fund industry, a thorough grasp of compliance concepts and best practices is mandatory, and this A–to–Z guide to the subject gives you the background, up–to–date information, and real–world abilities to enhance any hedge fund with a state–of–the–art compliance program. Discover how a strategic compliance program can improve operating efficiency, clarify communication throughout a hedge fund, and attract investors with its oversight and transparency. This complete solution enables you to:
  • Master high–level techniques for designing and running a robust hedge fund compliance program
  • Download ready–to–use documentation templates and timesaving checklists from a companion website
  • Evaluate and monitor a hedge fund′s compliance program from an investor perspective
Get the essential foundation and practical skillset you need to avoid costly pitfalls and thrive in one dependable resource Hedge Fund Compliance.


Preface xi
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Hedge Fund Compliance 1
Introduction 1
Differences in Hedge Fund and Other Alternative Fund Compliance 1
Hedge Fund Compliance Is Not Specific to One Country 4
Do Alternative Investments Merit Special Compliance Considerations? 5
Understanding the Hedge Fund Compliance Framework 9
Introduction to the Hedge Fund Compliance Function 10
Distinguishing the Legal and Compliance Departments 11
Key Players in Compliance 12
Standard Areas Covered by a Hedge Fund Compliance Function 14
Compliance Function Roles and Authority 16
Chapter Summary 17
Notes 17
CHAPTER 2 Introduction to Hedge Fund Regulation and Examination 18
Introduction 18
Different Types of Regulation for Different Financial Entities 18
Why Regulation Is Needed 20
Where Do Compliance Rules Come From? 22
National and Global Jurisdiction 23
Common Regulatory Interaction with Hedge Funds 24
Regulatory Examinations 25
Chapter Summary 28
Notes 28
CHAPTER 3 The Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Reporting 30
Introduction 30
Introducing the Chief Compliance Officer 30
Regulatory Reporting 34
Regulatory Reporting in Multiple Jurisdictions 34
Common Regulatory Reporting Questions 35
A Multistep Process 35
Chapter Summary 40
Notes 41
CHAPTER 4 In–House Compliance Professionals and Hedge Fund Committees 42
Introduction 42
Common Compliance Function Tasks 43
Firm Committees as Compliance Mechanisms 49
Chapter Summary 53
Note 54
CHAPTER 5 Hedge Fund Compliance Technology 55
Introduction 55
Understanding the Hedge Fund Information Technology Function 55
Primary Compliance Uses of Technology 58
Compliance Considerations for Use of Electronic Data 59
Compliance Oversight of Nonelectronic Data 64
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning 64
Chapter Summary 65
Notes 66
CHAPTER 6 Compliance Consultants and Other Compliance–Related Service Providers 67
Service Provider Compliance 67
Classification of Compliance Service Providers 67
Service Provider Compliance Work 68
Hedge Fund Compliance Consultants 69
Chapter Summary 82
Note 82
CHAPTER 7 Understanding Key Compliance Documentation 83
Reasons for Documenting Compliance Policies and Procedures 83
Understanding the Goals of Compliance Documentation 84
Jurisdictional Differences in Compliance Documentation 85
Understanding Boilerplate Documentation 85
Core Compliance Documentation 88
Chapter Summary 97
Note 98
CHAPTER 8 Investor Evaluation of Hedge Fund Compliance Functions 99
Introduction 99
Compliance Evaluations in Investor Due Diligence 99
Initial and Ongoing Compliance Analysis 101
Evaluating Best Practice Compliance 104
Key Compliance Analysis Areas 109
Chapter Summary 118
Note 118
CHAPTER 9 Case Studies and Example Scenarios in Hedge Fund Compliance 119
Introduction 119
Compliance Scenario 1 119
Compliance Scenario 2 122
Case Studies 123
Chapter Summary 129
Notes 129
CHAPTER 10 Common Compliance Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them 131
Introduction 131
Pitfall 1: Small Firms Build Large Firm Compliance Infrastructures 131
Pitfall 2: Underspending on Compliance 133
Pitfall 3: Lack of Independent Compliance Reporting 134
Pitfall 4: Outsourcing All Compliance 135
Pitfall 5: Relying on Technology and Compliance Automation 136
Pitfall 6: Letting Investor Opinion Drive Compliance Priorities 137
Chapter Summary 138
Notes 139
CHAPTER 11 Interviews with Compliance Service Providers 140
Introduction 140
Interview with Kent Wegrzyn (ACA Compliance Group) 140
Interview with Vinod Paul (Eze Castle Integration) 160
Chapter Summary 171
CHAPTER 12 Trends and Future Developments 172
Introduction 172
Chief Compliance Officers Personal Liability Concerns 172
Increased Senior Manager Regulatory Accountability 174
Compliance–Related Insurance 175
Increasingly Coordinated Hedge Fund Regulation in Europe 176
Chapter Summary 177
Notes 178
About the Author 181
About the Companion Website 183
Index 185

Notă biografică

JASON A. SCHARFMAN is managing partner of Corgentum Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in operational due diligence reviews and background investigations of fund managers on behalf of investors. A leading expert in the field of due diligence, he is author of Hedge Fund Governance, Private Equity Operational Due Diligence, and Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence.