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Hedge Fund Administration Unlike many other countries, there is no legal requirement in the United States to have a hedge fund administrator. Hedge fund administrators provide detailed NAVs, performance records, brokerage statement reconciliation, tear sheets, and much more. Investors and regulators see value in the appointment of a third-party administrator because an independent party performs due diligence on new subscribers, calculates the share price and reports this information to investors. Investors may feel a sense of comfort with the job of the administrator acting also as a gatekeeper (i.e., controller of the hedge fund's cash movement in and out of the fund's bank and brokerage accounts). See Sample Investor Statement, Sample Financial Statement, Sample Financial Allocations and Sample Performance Report Our firm offers tax, administration and audit services. Contact Us For Help
After your Hedge Fund is Launched After your hedge fund is launched, consider how you are going to handle your hedge fund's administration. We can handle the preparation of your fund level accounting and annual income tax return filings with Schedule K-1s for a low fee. Our work product includes detailed NAVs, performance records, brokerage statement reconciliation, and much more. Why not focus on what you do best and trade? Our hedge fund administration are offered ala carte, so you can choose what works for you. We offer monthly basis NAVs, performance records, brokerage statement reconciliation, advisory fee billing, etc. Call Hannah Terhune, veteran hedge fund attorney at (307) 213-4732 or email her if you want to discuss these services. Let our staff become your hedge fund's account staff.
Hedge Fund Administration & Audits Investors and regulators see value in the appointment of a third-party administrator. Any investor looking at a hedge fund has to ask the question: "how do I know I'm not going to get ripped off?" When attempting to answer this question, most investors often focus exclusively on front-office issues such as a hedge fund's track record, investment team and strategy. They then get blindsided by mundane back-office issues, such as finding out the hard way there was only one person signing off on wire transfers, or that a fund didn't have a proper administrator. The back office is the guts of the enterprise. For More Information Click Here
We can handle the preparation of your hedge fund's accounting and annual income tax return filings with Schedule K-1s for a low fee. Our work product includes detailed NAVs, performance records, brokerage statement reconciliation, and much more.
CPA Prepared Fund Tax Returns Using our company for fund administration means there is no additional work at tax time. We provide complete Federal and all applicable State tax returns for the Fund including detailed supporting schedules and Partner/Investor K-1s. Tax planning services are also available. Contact Us for Help
Keep Fund Accounting Simple The hedge fund manager who has a highly complex performance allocation and expects the financials and tax returns by March 1 is tempting fate. The manager must recall that once the investor is promised something, less cannot be given. At the very least, no manager wants to go back to investors and ask them to sign amended fund documents about how the manager's own cut of the profits is determined.
Hedge Fund Audits There are two types of audits a hedge fund manager should consider: a full financial statement audit or a custody audit. The custody audit is less expensive than a full financial statement audit and makes more sense for smaller hedge funds. You may wonder what the difference is between the two types of audits? A full blown, full financial statement audit generally consists of procedures on an entities balance sheet, income statement, partners capital balances, and footnotes under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) at year end. The auditor will opine on the above listed statements and attach that auditor's opinion to them. This is the norm when you look the annual reports of public companies.
RIA Custody Audits A custody audit consists of limited procedures usually limited to confirming cash and investments balances held at custodian broker dealers and banks or investment securities the hedge fund may hold outside of them (i.e, PIPE stock or other private equity that a fund may have in the General Partner's safe). These amounts are then agreed to as the fund's balance sheet amounts on the fund's books and records A one or two page report is issued stating what was performed. No financial statements issued. Contact Us For Audit Services If the fund's manager and located in a state where a "surprise audit" is required, these procedures are also performed at whatever date during the year the auditor during the year. the custody audit satisfies state custody requirements of registered investment advisers have that do not have a financial statement audit performed for the fund. Need help? Contact Us
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