There have been a number of concerning news stories about the investment management industry in the last few weeks that brought back to me all of the concerns that went around the hedge fund industry during the Madoff crisis. And the 2008 financial meltdown. And the 2010 insider trading scandal. And the Petters Ponzi scheme.

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With a global value of over $700 billion* and an average return on ICOs of 1,320%**, it is no surprise that the world of cryptocurrencies represents an almost irresistible draw to investors. But for every story of incredible returns, there are a similar raft of reports on the shadier side of this dynamic new marketplace. Here we take a look at how due diligence investigations must evolve to include cryptocurrencies if operational due diligence professionals are to protect their organizations from unnecessary risk.

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Risk Vs. Cost: How Hedge Fund Managers Can Engage The Right Mix Of Internal, Outside And Shadow Administration by New York Hedge Fund Roundtable

Risk vs. cost

Hedge funds are back. Total assets under management (AUM) have strongly recovered and are already higher than they were in 2007. In addition, many new funds are launching, particularly smaller managers with AUM of under $100 million. At the same time, managers are feeling...

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