Financial Poise™ Announces “BASICS OF FUND FORMATION," a Webinar, Premiering October 10th, 11am CST through West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the October 10th premiere of a new webinar, “BASICS OF FUND FORMATION," designed to introduce attorneys and business owners to the basics of private funds. Moderator Adam Grais of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer joins panelists from Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Thoma Bravo and Versa Capital Management to discuss the economics, structure and compliance factors of private funds.

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Many people are familiar with the terms private equity, venture capital and hedge fund, but few can actually define how each investment vehicle operates or makes money. Thanks to their seemingly complicated nature and lucrative reputations, the PE, VC and hedge fund industries occupy an almost mythic (and sometimes infamous) status for Americans. The combination of mystery and wealth creates a vacuum for misinformation and mistrust. The PE, VC, AND HEDGE FUNDS DE-MYSTIFIED 2017 Financial Poise webinar series de-mystifies these private funds, explaining their similarities and differences from other investment vehicles and from each other- from the legal, financial, and investment mandate perspectives.

The second episode of the PE, VC, AND HEDGE FUNDS DE-MYSTIFIED 2017 series is "Basics of Fund Formation," airing on October 10th at 11am CST (Register Here) and features moderator Adam Grais of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer. He is joined by David Lorry of Versa Capital Management, Steven Schwab of Thoma Bravo, John M. Muno of Kirkland & Ellis, and Nabil Sabki of Latham & Watkins.

Private funds are legally required to organize in a very specific manner. Each requires a sponsor (investment manager) and a specified investment target/objective. Investors in private funds are normally passive, much like a mutual fund or ETF investor, and rely on the fund sponsor to acquire, manage and divest appropriately. Of course, there are differences between the different kinds of private funds. This webinar explores fund formation from an economic and compliance standpoint, and leverages our panelists’ experience to explain how the structure of private funds influence their performance. The webinar also touches on documentation and compliance in an age of regulatory scrutiny, and how funds are evolving to adjust.

The PE, VC, AND HEDGE FUNDS DE-MYSTIFIED 2017 webinar series is sponsored by EisnerAmper. Future episodes in the series include "Capital Raising," airing on October 24th and "Due Diligence Before Investing," airing November 7th, live through West LegalEdcenter and then available on-demand following the live premiere.

Each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to business owners and executives without much background in these areas. Yet, each episode is proven to be valuable to seasoned professionals. As with all Financial Poise Webinars, each episode in the series brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. And, as with all Financial Poise Webinars, each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all of the episodes.

Financial Poise™ ( ) provides unbiased news, continuing education, and intelligence to private business owners, executives, investors, and their trusted advisors. For more information contact Emily Goldin at egoldin(at)financialpoise(dot)com or 312-469-0135.

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