How is a Hedge Fund Set Up?

How is a Hedge Fund Set Up?

To conclude this series, Trevor explains the setup of a Hedge Fund. This includes the Master & Feeder funds, Prime Brokers, along with all the other associated parties. Such as the administrators and regulators, all with important roles.
Overview

Hedge funds tend to consist of a management company or partnership that directs the investment of the fund and a separate legal entity, frequently in a jurisdiction such as the Cayman Islands which holds the actual assets. There may also be Feeder Funds which are more tax efficient for investors when placing their assets before these assets are moved to the Master Fund. In order to run such a fund, hedge funds tend to be large users of other services from Prime Brokers, Administrators, accountants and others. Legal counsel and compliance are especially important given the potential for hedge funds to be regulated in multiple jurisdictions.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is a master fund and feeder fund structure?

  • What are the main services used by a hedge fund?

  • How are hedge funds regulated?

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Trevor Pugh

Trevor Pugh

Trevor has worked in finance since 1995. He started his career in investment banking after studying Law at Cambridge and taking a Masters Degree in Financial Services from University College Dublin. Trevor spent 18 years at Barclays investment bank where he became a Managing Director and head of Gilt trading. He currently works as Chief Operating Officer for a hedge fund.

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