Archegos shakes the market; managers are being pushed to meet margin calls.

Archegos Capital’s portfolio liquidation triggered over $20bn worth of selling last Friday. This net effect on its counterparties should be a clear message to all investors. Due diligence is important. You need to understand the amount of leverage your managers are employing, and their level of relationship with counterparties. Understanding these risks is part of…

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Be careful what you wish for

Over the last two weeks, both institutional and retail investors have gotten a rude awakening from fund managers whose strategies – well, for lack of a better word – failed. Both of these investors’ managers touted their products as ones that zig when the markets zag – in others hedge the volatility and risk associated…

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5 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Career Growth Game

Today’s fast-paced and dynamic world means that opportunities to learn new skills and grow professionally are practically boundless for those who want to seize them. We’ve identified a few key actions to take to ensure that you’re on the right path forward. Consistent Training & Development. Training and development are critical for any professional. It…

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Training isn’t just important to a company, it is vital.

Although there are many categories of training, employees with cross-departmental skills are an important asset to any organization. But what does training and development, mean to your organization? Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers in the current climate find development opportunities expensive. Employees attending training…

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4 Common Myths About Developing your Skills and Knowledge

A lot of misinformation floats around the internet and through workplaces about what professional development entails and what employees should expect from their employers in terms of support, benefits, and total compensation. Below, we dispel five common myths. Myth #1 Broadening your skills will be easy. Professional development takes time and energy. Finding a course…

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Putting together a hedge fund due diligence questionnaire

IMDDA hosted a webinar “Case Studies of Hedge Fund Failures and Lessons to be Learned” which is available to listen to in full now. Our guest Rajiv Jaitly leveraged his experiences from high profile case studies and 18+ years of specialist experience in hedge fund investigations to reveal how he’d structure a hedge fund operational due diligence investigation.   Here…

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Crypto funds, hedge funds, and where to start

“Our firm is starting to look at Crypto funds and hedge funds and I don’t know where to start.” Next in our Ask an Expert series, we guide you through the due diligence process for cryptocurrency funds. Cryptocurrency funds have a variety of ODD issues that need to be reviewed and understood; some of which…

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