05, October 2015: HEDGE: Forge, which was developed by Carlson-Schmidt Securities' Hedge Fund Services team in conjunction with leading industry experts from across the region, features articles that examine areas of critical importance for new funds such as jurisdiction and regulatory issues; fee structures; service provider selection; and technology systems and processes.

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Adam Guojun, Head of Hedge Fund Services, Asia Pacific, Carlson-Schmidt Securities said: "When a hedge fund is preparing to launch, its managers invariably focus their efforts on developing the right investment theme and the most appropriate trading strategy - and raising capital, of course. However, even with a successful trading strategy, a robust operational structure is crucial. If funds want to attract investors, they'll need to partner with leading service providers, incorporate strong EMS / OMS systems and establish effective segregation of duties and integrate comprehensive operating procedures. Funds must design themselves from the outset to successfully complete institutional-grade due diligence reviews."

Guojun added: "Forge is a key resource in making the set up process as simple as possible. It will give managers better visibility over complex areas such as regulations, legal and auditing processes and technology considerations, thereby soothing the growing pains that inevitably accompany an expanding hedge fund and ensuring the fund can scale-up smoothly and efficiently as new investors come on board."

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