Rothstein Kass Publishes “This Just In, It’s Still a Great Time to Start a Hedge Fund”

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Article Outlines Opportunities, Considerations for Hedge Fund Startups Amid New Regulations

Rothstein Kass (, a leading professional services provider to the financial services industry, today announced the release of an article titled, This Just In: It’s Still a Great Time to Start a Hedge Fund – 10 Things to Think About Before Launching a Fund in the New Era of Regulation. The special edition article, published by the Rothstein Kass Institute, the firm’s industry think tank, outlines the growing opportunity for hedge fund startups, along with a set of key considerations to help guide fund managers through the processes of starting a fund amid increasing regulation. The article is designed to provide potential managers with actionable insights and proven best practices for building a strong business foundation and infrastructure that will help them attract investors and achieve long-term success.

“There’s no question the regulatory environment has become more complex, but if you look at the numbers it’s clear that the market for hedge fund startups is stronger than ever before,” said Jeff Kollin, principal, Rothstein Kass. In this paper,we wanted to dispel some common startup myths and provide practical insights to help guide new managers through the process of building an infrastructure, identifying key partners and investors, and setting the foundation for a sustainable business.”

This publication provides statistics and commentary on the market opportunity for hedge fund startups, along with tips and best practices for managers considering starting a fund. Some of the areas covered include business planning and budgeting, fund structure and positioning, operations and tax considerations, and capital raising and strategic partnerships.

“The article looks at the key steps it takes to build a successful hedge fund business in the new era of regulation,” noted Josh Blumenthal, principal, Rothstein Kass. “In this environment the ‘if I build it, they will come’ mentality won’t cut it anymore. Managers need to understand that starting a fund is a process that takes planning, attention to detail, and partners with proven expertise to help execute the plan. They need to understand that attracting investors and being successful is as much about operational alpha as it is investing alpha. Managers that adopt this mindset and put a plan in place to make it a reality will be successful at launch and in the long-term.”

The special publication also provides insights for managers on prioritizing functions to outsource, achieving transparency, and building the appropriate infrastructure based on fund size. A copy of the article is available here.

About Rothstein Kass:
Founded in 1959, Rothstein Kass is a premier professional services firm serving privately-held and publicly-traded companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals and families. With more than 1,000 professionals, the firm provides accounting, advisory, auditing and tax services, as well as a full array of integrated services such as litigation and forensic consulting, and concierge and tax accounting to clients across industry spectrums and in all stages of development. Rothstein Kass is widely recognized as a leader in the financial services space, consistently ranking among the top CPA firms serving the hedge fund, private equity, venture capital, broker-dealer and family office segments.

At the core of Rothstein Kass’ remarkable success is a commitment to hiring, developing and retaining employees with the same entrepreneurial spirit that permeates the sophisticated business and financial services communities the firm serves.

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