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Best Practices for Private Equity Sponsors in an Age of Increasing Scrutiny

May 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: Performance, Analytics & Metrics, Private Equity, Newly Added, Risk management, Benchmarking & Performance Attribution, Other Issues in Private Investments, Risk Management Strategies & Processes, Private Investments

By John Czapla, Parag Patel and Shane Newell, Valuation Research Corporation As the demand for transparency rises for private equity and hedge funds, the spotlight is increasingly focusing on valuation practices. There are an important number of reasons why the valuation process has become important, and they are essential forRead More


When an allocator calls: Best Practices for a CTA’s back office

Mar 9th, 2016 | Filed under: CTA, Investing in Commodities, Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Macro and Managed Futures Funds, Hedge Funds, Commodities

By Dana Comolli, president, DMAXX LLC Every trader who has tried to raise money knows the drill from investors: yes we want to know about your performance, but also, explain in detail your back office (infrastructure, organization). Most allocators come with pages of checklists and expect the manager to beRead More


The Skorina Report: Risky Business–Chief Investment Officers and Public Pension Plans

Aug 16th, 2015 | Filed under: Institutional Investing, Alpha Hunters, Alpha Strategies, Risk management, Alpha Seekers

Guest columnist Charles Skorina with a cautionary tale of greed and deceit and less-than-best practices at a large public pension plan.Read More


SEC’s Daniel Gallagher: Friend of the Beleaguered CCO

Aug 10th, 2015 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Regulation, Risk management, Regulatory

Commissioner Gallagher contends that some recent enforcement actions "have unfairly contorted the rule to treat the compliance function as a new business line," thus giving compliance officers the unwelcome role of business heads. In this and other respects, Gallagher says the agency is setting up a perverse system of incentives for those who ought to be its allies, the CCOs of IAs. Read More


A New Look at Last Year’s Conference Board White Paper on Governance

Jul 27th, 2015 | Filed under: CAPM / Alpha Theory

Last year the Conference Board asked itself several questions germane to corporate governance. They were good questions. The odd thing about the report was the way the greybeards involved simply threw up their hands rather than trying to answer any of them. Read More


Corporate Governance: Sunday in the Park With George

May 19th, 2015 | Filed under: Regulatory, Emerging markets

The controversy over corporate governance, and whether the changes favored by reformers show up as superior corporate performance (as measured, for example, by Tobin's q) strikes Faille as dangerously abstract. The only way to get to the pointillist painting is by starting with particular data points. Read More


Considering a Duty to Hedge

Jan 30th, 2012 | Filed under: Institutional Investing

The Hartford (CT) CFA Society recently hosted a workshop on “Pension Risk Management and Governance.” The discussion proved to be mostly, though not exclusively, about ERISA and about how plan sponsors may arm themselves against the sorts of litigation it may inspire. Moderator Martin Rosenburgh, who is both an attorneyRead More