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Private Equity Fund Operational Due Diligence Fundamentals – NYC (October 23-24, 2018)

In Person
2 Days

October 23-24, 2018 – New York City

This Professional Level program focuses on the skills and knowledge the institutional investor, fund managers, and service providers need to be empowered with to understand performing due diligence on the non-investment risks associated with private equity funds to develop a comprehensive operational due diligence program.

Each day will begin at 8:30 am with registration and coffee, tea and a light breakfast will be supplied. This is a great time to meet the instructor and your fellow attendees. The program will start promptly at 9 am, though we may conclude earlier, please plan to stay until 5 pm each day. Lunch will be provided and dress is smart casual.

Each class is highly interactive and consists of instruction, group discussions, presentations from practitioners, case studies and exercises


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Prerequisite knowledge:

  • Basic understanding of the financial markets and securities
  • Basic understanding of financial products including; hedge funds, private equity and separate account platforms
  • Basic knowledge of financial statements
  • Basic knowledge of investment strategies


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Day One Agenda – Operational Due Diligence Fundamentals, Practices and Procedures:

  • Private Equity fund basics
  • Introduction to Due Diligence
    • Benchmarking exercise on ODD Questionnaire
  • The Due Diligence project
    • ODD report review exercise
  • Day one reinforcing case studies


Day Two Agenda – Focus on Operational Due Diligence Hot Topics:

  • Risk identification exercise
  • Valuation risks
    • Valuation exercise: What should you be asking?
  • Financial statement review
  • Investment performance considerations – GIPS
  • Third-party service providers
  • Business continuity & disaster recovery
  • Cybersecurity risk
  • Governance considerations in ODD
  • The Regulatory perspective
  • Benchmarking exercise – completing the ODD questionnaire
  • Conclusion – Wrap-up discussion

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Desk-Ready Skills:

  • Difference and similarities between Operational due diligence (ODD) Private Equity vs. Hedge Fund
  • How to design an ODD diligence program for PE
  • How to analyze fund legal documents and financial statements
  • Gain methods for evaluating operational risks concerning valuation methodologies, pricing documentation and illiquidity concerns
  • How to structure private equity investments within hedge funds
  • How to differentiate and implement types of due diligence audit
  • How to achieve essential due diligence integration, assessment, and reporting while maintaining ongoing monitoring throughout your organisation
  • How to monitor a manager once investment is made
  • Deal with third party risks, valuation consultants, and manage cyber security alerts

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Recommended For:

  • Investment professionals from limited partners, such as pension funds, endowments, family officers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, real estate investment and development banks
  • High net-worth Individuals
  • Investors
  • Hedge fund and private equity 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 private equity clients, including accountants, lawyers, bankers, consultants, venture capital, venture private equity, and investment advisors

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Herrick Offices, New York – Park Ave
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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