Last week I attended the second annual GAIM OPs conference in Dublin. It was an excellent conference and discussed all operational aspects of the Alternative Investment industry and the likely forthcoming future trends. I decided to set up this blog after looking for a similar one on the web that discussed these issues and finding that there was none. Instead they all focused on front office issues, asset allocation and generating Alpha.
Ironically with the forthcoming changes in the global regulatory landscape (Dodd Franks & AIFM) as well as increased information demands from investors the focus in the Hedge Fund industry in moving squarely over to Operations - both at the Investment Manager and with their Administrator.
Going forward I'll be lookin at some of the operational trends we can expect to see - and how the industry will manage them.
All comments most welcome!