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Running a large hedge fund or asset management company is a lot of work, and thanks to regulators, the increasing sophistication of investors, complexity of products, technology and information security requirements, it is not getting easier,” says Bennett Egeth, President of Broadridge Investment Management, Reference Data and Risk Solutions. “Many of the large funds are victims of their success, 60 to 70% of the people working in large funds are working in operational, accounting and technology with little direct involvement in generating alpha or raising capital.” According to Egeth, it has been very hard for these complicated, sometimes secretive organisations to ask themselves not just what is differentiating, but whether perhaps a third party could run the operations any better.
This article from the Hedge Fund Journal explores a series of questions firms should take the time to answer.