Thought Leadership

Here we offer links to ideas from the leaders in the hedge fund community.


Private Equity Fund Managers Expect a Sunnier 2017 after Volatile 2016

“2016 served as something of a reset for the private equity industry, which experienced a rocky 2015. But as we look ahead to 2017, there is plenty of reason for optimism: The economy is on the upswing, deal flow is loosening, and fund managers are eager to deploy uninvested capital in the year to come.” – Scott Hendon, partner and Private Equity practice leader at BDO…..Read More

Portfolio Company Valuation

For any audit firm attempting to assess management’s year-end valuations for venture capital fund portfolio investments, the challenge can be daunting……Read More

Partnership Audit Rules and Dividend Equivalent Withholding Rules

On January 20, 2017, the White House chief of staff communicated President Trump’s plan for managing the federal process at the outset of his administration.  As part of this plan, the president’s appointees or designees are to be provided with sufficient time to review pending regulations…. Read More

Securities Industry Should Tighten Cybersecurity Controls And Procedures As Regulatory Pressure Intensifies

Financial regulators are tightening their grip on cybersecurity issues. In early January, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) addressed the measures it would take this year to review firms’ cybersecurity risk management practices. . . . Read More

BUSINESS CONTINUITY: SEC Proposes Rule to Require Expanded and Improved Client Continuity and Transition Plans

Since the 2008 financial crisis, investment advisers have seen increased scrutiny and focus on fiduciary duty and security from governing bodies…..Read More

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