Client Guide to the Hedge Fund Formation Process

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Client guide to the hedge fund formation process.

When forming a hedge fund, there is no substitute for industry knowledge, ingenuity, experience and global relations.  When partnering with our clients on the launch of a new fund, we employ project management techniques, and bring efficiency and cost certainty to the forefront of every engagement.


Fund in-Formation is a process-oriented approach to hedge fund formation that was developed in collaboration with our clients, as well as through reviewing in-depth process analysis and client surveys.  The process includes three distinct phases – Define, Decide and Document. The phases are designed to optimize the use of our lawyers and tools, as well as to provide a platform and structure for intelligent decision-making. This process is intended to lend itself to greater cost certainty through project-based fee arrangements.

Fund in-Formation is a comprehensive resource that arms investment managers with innovative tools that will help them see the finish line from the start.  Resources utilized in Fund in-Formation include an extensive repository of precedent documents and language, document production software, decision checklists and an extensive collection of regulatory analysis and market data.


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's global hedge fund practice is one of the largest and most respected in the world, whether measured by the resources we dedicate to the representation of hedge fund sponsors, the high-profile nature of our engagements or the number of funds we have structured for industry-leading clients across multiple strategies.


Our team is consistently hailed a as leader in the practice by multiple industry surveys, including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Institutional Investor's Alpha Magazine.  We currently act for five of the top 10 largest hedge fund firms in Europe and approximately 25 percent of the world's largest hedge fund firms.*



*Absolute Return's 2012 European Hedge Fund 50 and 2012 Hedge Fund 100


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