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Hedge Fund Start Up

  1. 1. “ The Premier Hedge Fund Creation Service Designed for Emerging Managers ”
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Hedge Fund Tools will provide you with everything you need to launch your hedge fund with ease: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Legal Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Brokerage Services </li></ul><ul><li>Third Party Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Audit & Tax professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Expert Website Development & Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Hedge Fund Calculator </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Start-up Hedge Fund Services </li></ul><ul><li>Launching a hedge fund can be a complex and lengthy task. However , the team at HedgeCo has designed a comprehensive process that enables hedge funds to quickly take flight: </li></ul><ul><li>Our start-up specialists, known as “The Hedge Fund Tools Team”, use their combined years of experience in launching hedge funds to build a solid infrastructure for your fund. This will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attorneys to handle legal agreements & contracts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First-rate Prime Brokerage platforms via our strategic relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A full service Independent Fund Administrator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced Audit and Tax professionals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance experts to establish firm policies & procedures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create professionally designed websites </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Legal Team </li></ul><ul><li>It is critical to select experienced, knowledgeable and recognized legal counsel for your fund infrastructure. The law firm(s) will perform all or some of the following services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing advice regarding the fund’s structure (fees, lockup, gate, 3(c)(1) versus 3(c)(7) exemption, contingency reserve, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing all offering documents for the fund (private placement memorandum, limited partnership agreement and subscription documents) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing the legal entities for the fund and management company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing advice regarding marketing the fund and handling relationships with 3rd party marketers and brokers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing and file initial Regulation D notice filings at the state and federal level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewing the fund’s marketing literature, including information relating to prior performance, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing advice regarding certain tax and ERISA compliance issues that may affect investors in the fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handling other start-up related legal issues </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Prime Brokerage Services </li></ul><ul><li>Often the difference between winning and losing business is all about timing; our approach to prime brokerage is to provide a best execution strategy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic partnerships and long-standing relationships with top tier brokerage firms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prime brokerage relationships that provide our clients with exceptional execution through a well established platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best in class trade execution, secured lending, clearance & custody </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time portfolio reporting, vigilant compliance and risk management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prestige to leverage new business and negotiate favorable terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive approach allows for quick implementation of trading strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitively priced platform that is tailor-made to provide cost efficient execution of most alternative trading strategies </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Third Party Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Administration services will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance of general ledger and investor information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download activity and balance prime broker accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculation of NAV including full accruals for operating expenses, incentives, commissions and other fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculate gains/losses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement accounting systems that are tailored specifically to your hedge fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare monthly statement to investors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work closely with independent auditors and tax preparers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine periodic distributions to shareholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide independent third party verification and reassurance of your fund to investor </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Annual Audit and Tax Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Provides you with: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Year-end tax work for the Limited Partnership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>K-1's for the investors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full audit for the fund </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation of Federal and State tax returns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partner allocations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advise you on special tax strategies for hedge funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-going support for your hedge fund </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Expert Website Creation and Development of Marketing Materials (www.hedgecowebsites.com) </li></ul><ul><li>At HedgeCo Website Creation, we specialize in creating attractive hedge fund websites that are fully functional and 100% compliant. The team at HedgeCo has created over 250 websites, for hedge fund firms of all sizes, all over the world. Our staff is comprised of expert hedge fund consultants, talented graphic designers and top notch website programmers. Here are some things that will be included in your package: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Logo design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Website design and hosting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Performance reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing materials for investor presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Custom, easy-to-update back-end </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable emails </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-going support and consulting services </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Hedge Fund Calculator (www.hedgefundcalculator.com) <ul><li>The Hedge Fund Calculator is a proven solution for hedge funds, enabling managers to compute quantitative statistic and marketing materials in minutes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Returns can be computed daily, monthly, quarterly or yearly and statistics can be interchanged as often as you like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create attractive and informative investor reports and presentations using our extensive collection of available statistics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create performance charts highlighting risk vs. return or choose a combination of statistics that easily convert to graphs and make for easy-to-prepare marketing materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase the unique advantages of your fund by comparing it against popular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hedge Fund Calculator can also be integrated with your company's website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the calculator to review your monthly return trends against other funds. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to publish reports and presentations on your site in seconds </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Added Incentives </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to aligning you with the service providers mentioned previously, here are the other services you will receive with Hedge Fund Tools : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial consultation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advising on your business plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devising your investment strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlining your budget and timeline of completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defining your fee structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devising your marketing strategy and budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion of your fund on HedgeCo.Net, the premier hedge fund database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Securing discounts for attendance at various hedge fund conferences throughout the United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exclusive fund launch article that will be blasted to over 25,000 members, as well as be distributed through other various channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-going consultation for the first full year </li></ul></ul>