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Hedge Fund Investment Due Diligence – Masters Level – NYC (February 19-20, 2019)

In Person
2 Days
This class is intended for mid- to senior level analysts with three (3) or more years’ experience working with hedge funds. However, attendees with experience in other asset classes who are interested in broadening their knowledge of hedge fund due diligence will benefit, as well.

Through the use of a variety of instruction methods, class attendees can expect an engaging and highly interactive class experience. Class attendees will benefit from large and small group discussions, guest practitioners sharing their expertise and answering their questions, working through case studies, and completing work simulations.

Prerequisite knowledge:

  • A deep and thorough background in the financial markets and securities
  • An understanding of financial products including; hedge funds, private equity and separate account platforms
  • A familiarity with quantitative analysis
  • Knowledge and understanding of investment strategies


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Module 1: Welcome and Introductions

Module 2: Why Do Hedge Fund IDD?

In this module, the class will explore the rationale for completing an IDD by reviewing several examples identifying where potential problems or risks might exist.

Module 3: IDD Best Practices

In this module, class attendees will work through methods for structuring their due diligence process to avoid sunk time cost. For example, employing the principles of quantitative analysis to filter through fund managers’ potential portfolio fit and exposure to risk. And, creating a framework for risk-based due diligence. (scorecard)

Module 4: Initiate the IDD Process

Class attendees will continue to develop strategies for avoiding sunk time cost by identifying ways of persuading the business development team to be their advocates for maximizing access to key personnel. And, techniques for persuading managers to reveal information they would rather not reveal

Module 5: The Initial Call and Gathering Additional Data

In this module, class attendees will craft their own plans for conducting the introductory call and meeting and ways of discerning whether there are particular hot button issues for some of the managers they encounter along the way.

Module 6: Pre-Due Diligence Questionnaire

Class attendees will build, send, and review the pre-due diligence questionnaire that will help them best determine whether to proceed with this fund. And, if so, what the next steps will include.

Module 7: Preparing for the Onsite Meeting

This module is all about how best to prepare for the onsite meeting. For example:

  • Review organizational chart to identify key members with which to meet when onsite.
  • Create manager-specific and strategy-specific lines of questioning.
  • Best practices for sourcing points upon which to challenge the manager.
  • Identify whether any conflicts of interest exist.
  • Determine whether a manager places clients’ interest first.
  • Evaluate vehicle structure and terms.

Module 8: Conducting the IDD Onsite Meeting

Class attendees will work through various aspects of conducting the onsite meeting. For example:

  • Structuring the meeting
  • Maximizing the effectiveness of information received
  • Potential onsite portfolio review
  • Evaluating the various aspects of the hedge fund managers’ business, investment process, investment team, and culture.

Module 9: Putting it All Together

In this module, the attendees will create an independent reference list and formulate the assessment.

Module 10: Conclusions, Next Steps, and Class Wrap Up

Using case studies and real-world examples, attendees will participate in discussions, complete materials for use back on the job, and develop their own process for completing Investment Due Diligence (IDD). In this two-day class, the attendees will:

  • Map the Hedge Fund Investment Due Diligence (IDD) process.
  • Maximize efficiency when conducting IDD.
  • Develop a risk framework for IDD.
  • Synthesize primary and secondary documents and materials.
  • Plan, prepare for, and conduct the due diligence meeting(s).
  • Integrate ODD into the IDD process.
  • Complete the IDD assessment.

Recommended for:

  • Investment professionals from asset managers, such as pension funds, endowments, family offices, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, investment and development banks
  • Hedge fund professionals interested in gaining a thorough understanding of the institutional investor’s perspective
  • Policy makers and government officials who are responsible for regulating the financial sector
  • Advisors working with hedge fund clients, including accountants, lawyers, bankers, consultants and financial advisors



February 19, 2019
February 20, 2019
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New York – Offices of Herrick, Feinstein, LLP
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States


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Hedge Fund Investment Due Diligence - Masters Level - NYC (February 19-20, 2019)$2,195.00
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