Concept Capital Markets, LLC Publishes Guide to Launching an Alternative Investment Fund

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Concept Capital Markets, LLC has published a new guide to launching an alternative investment fund. The report notes the formidable undertaking that starting a fund presents, and provides a roadmap for investment managers as they tackle the key issues involved in getting their new business off the ground.

Concept Capital Markets, LLC has published a new guide to launching an alternative investment fund. The report notes the formidable undertaking that starting a fund presents, and provides a roadmap for investment managers as they tackle the key issues involved in getting their new business off the ground.

Concept Capital has been involved in new fund launches for many years and has played a key role in getting a large number of managers started as well as helping them navigate their various growth phases. The firm’s experience suggests that when investment managers make the right decisions early on, it dramatically enhances their success rate. Making the right decisions can mean many things, but it must begin with the development of a sound business plan. This will not only help the manager articulate his investment strategy and process, but importantly also understand the various costs that he’ll need to incur to establish and manage a sound business. It also means making the effort to investigate the key service provider options and selecting those that will match the manager’s needs over the life of the business.

Concept Capital offers emerging managers a comprehensive set of solutions ranging from extensive pre-launch consulting, to custody, clearing and execution, to post-trade and ancillary operational support, portfolio and risk reporting, and office infrastructure and IT support. As clients of the firm, investment managers will benefit from the seasoned team, client-centric service model, extensive market expertise, and the top-tier technology platform offered. Concept will be a partner to managers in their new ventures, facilitating their launch in a timely manner and assisting them in the development of their marketing and growth plan.

“Concept’s offering includes several key differentiators”, said Jack Seibald, co-founder and Managing Member. “First, our founders were hedge fund managers themselves, understand what it’s like to manage both an investment portfolio and a business, and have led the development of the firm’s solutions from the user’s perspective. Second, new fund launches have been a focus of our firm for more than a decade, and we can deliver to you the benefits of the enormous amount of experience we’ve gained over this time frame covering all aspects of setting up a new fund. And finally, the breadth of our offering is unmatched in the marketplace, as we’ve outlined above”, he continued.

To receive a copy of the complete report, please visit our website, http://www.conceptcapital.com/launching.aspx, or e-mail your request to prime(at)conceptcapital(dot)com.

About Concept Capital Markets, LLC:
Concept Capital Markets, LLC was established in 2010 following the spin-off of the Concept Capital division of Sanders Morris Harris Inc., whose origins date back to 1995. Concept Capital Markets, LLC is headquartered in Garden City, New York and operates offices in New York City, Greenwich, CT, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Boca Raton, FL. The firm is registered as a Broker Dealer and Investment Adviser with the SEC, and is a member of FINRA, NFA, and SIPC. For additional information, visit http://www.conceptcapital.com.

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