It Takes A Village to Raise A Hedge Fund
|May 28th, 2012 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Today's Post | By: Guest||
By Diane Harrison
One of the hardest things to achieve is to be groundbreaking. Yet groundbreaking is what it takes to succeed today in the hedge fund industry. The competition is so fierce for both money and investment resources that only an exceptional few have a legitimate chance of making the leap from supporting cast member to headliner.
There are new rules in formation not only as regards the regulatory landscape, which will affect most hedge funds and investors, but also concern operational issues, which will impact corporate governance of funds both large and small. Reflecting on perspectives from the past leads to some notable observations about the future of the hedge fund industry’s business development.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. —John Donne
Being an investment star is not enough in itself. Today’s investors demand a complete organization to ensure that they aren’t signing on with a star whose light might diminish and leave them in the dark, so to speak. It takes a concerted effort and a cast of excellence to create the next generation of hedge fund talent. In short, it takes a village to elevate a unique idea into an established presence.
The mass of men lead quiet lives of desperation. —Henry David Thoreau
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