This summer we commissioned a survey to find out what hedge fund managers thought about their fund administration.
The results revealed that an alarming number of the hedge fund managers surveyed, are unhappy with the position many administrators are now taking over the valuation of fund assets. In survey results released this week, the fund managers who took the survey, commented on how administrators were causing major internal issues by not taking responsibility for valuations.
One fund manager was quoted as saying, “the key impact of these issues is reduced efficiency, additional costs of obtaining and processing information and impaired marketing of the funds.” Another commented, “Problems are more likely to occur and time wasted arguing over responsibility. Administrators should see it as part of their job!” The question is where does this leave fund managers?
Our concern is, with ever growing pressure to deliver independent fund valuations, the answer may well be ‘out in the cold’, as administrators walk away from this responsibility. I’d like to make my position clear, “Hedge funds need specialist administrators who understand the strategies, structures and instruments involved. If hedge funds can’t offer investors independent valuations then where does that leave a hedge fund’s credibility?”
Due to the findings of the survey we’ve produced a video series which reveals all of the key findings from the survey along with ways that you can mitigate the risks it highlights. To get the full story click on the video below…