Online Workshops

Unique challenges of Due Diligence on Cannabis funds

This month Canada is legalizing Marijuana and the recent gains in cannabis funds is drawing the interest of institutional investors around the globe. There are definitely opportunities to make money in this growing industry, but one of the biggest roadblocks to entry is lack of general knowledge about the challenges the industry faces. Many institutional investors are turning to funds to mitigate the risks and uncertainty that can outweigh the potential benefits. However, cannabis funds carry their own unique risks and many of the existing funds have substantial flaws and, as one would expect in a new rapidly growing industry, some outright frauds.

Join us online on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT. 

How to review a hedge fund audit

This one-hour session is led by a hedge fund audit partner of a leading accounting firm, who goes through all aspects of a fund’s audited financial statement – with a specific section on footnotes, expenses, pricing/valuation and fee calculations.

Join us online on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT. 

How to review a pe fund audit

This one-hour session is led by a private equity audit partner of a leading accounting firm who goes through all aspects of a fund’s audited financial statement – with a specific section on footnotes, pricing/valuation, capital calls and fee calculations.

Join us online on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT.

what is fund administration

This one-hour session is led by a leading independent consultant who discusses the role of an administrator in the alternative investment industry. They discuss pricing, valuation, fee calculations, AML/KYC duties, cash controls, investor communications, financial statement preparation and provide a thorough overview how administrators interact with both managers and investors.

Join us online on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT.

due diligence 101

Led by IMDDA staff – this webinar provides the basics ins and outs of the due diligence process. It covers data collection, interviewing a manager, background checking and document review. It is a great for those just getting into due diligence.

Join us online on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT.

understanding the difference in offshore jurisdictions

The offshore world is often considered murky, uncharted and unregulated yet jurisdictions like Cayman, Jersey and BVI play a critical role in the global investment management industry. This one hour session led by an offshore lawyer provides an overview of the various jurisdictions used by managers to operate funds.

Join us online on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT.

real estate due diligence

This one hour webinar is led by a well regarded real estate deal attorney who will provide a thorough and thoughtful overview of the due diligence process for multi-family and commercial real estate transactions.

Join us online on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT.

cyber security / background checks and social media

Led by a former FBI agent – this one hour session is all about background checks and finding what is out there on the web in social media, Facebook, Linked and beyond. It covers the who what where and why of getting and processing digital information about managers.

Join us online on Wednesday, July 7, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT.

due diligence 101

Led by IMDDA staff – this webinar provides the basics ins and outs of the due diligence process. It covers data collection, interviewing a manager, background checking and document review. It is a great for those just getting into due diligence.

Join us online on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT.

Crypto currency due diligence: Exchanges, custody, admin and audit

Whether you believe it or not Crypto Currencies are here to stay. And while the industry is in a constant state of evolution so is the due diligence process around this types of products. This one hour session explores the crypto markets and the players who are active in it.

Join us online on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT.