October 12, 2016

Starting a Hedge Fund in New York–Legal Considerations

John S. Lore, Esq. | Capital Fund Law Group, PC New York is the world’s most popular jurisdiction for starting a hedge fund, as well as one of the top states for startup private equity funds, real estate funds and other […]
December 1, 2015

A Hedge Fund Attorney’s Perspective on the Process of Starting a Fund

The process for starting a hedge fund involves much more than a hedge fund attorney drafting the disclosure documents and preparing regulatory filings.  Drafting the documents is only one component of a comprehensive fund formation process.  A common mistake we see is hedge funds that are […]
November 25, 2015

Exempt Reporting Adviser Registration for Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds

Dodd-Frank exempts from registration two types of advisers: (i) advisers to qualifying venture capital funds; and (ii) advisers solely to private funds (including hedge funds and private equity funds) and having less than $150 million of assets under management.  These […]
November 21, 2015

Qualifying a Delaware Hedge Fund in the Manager’s Home State

Since domestic hedge funds are typically formed in the state of Delaware, managers must qualify the fund to do business in the manager’s state of operation.  This is known as foreign qualifying.  Foreign qualifying simply means registering to do business […]
October 21, 2015

Starting a Hedge Fund in Texas–Legal Considerations

The state of Texas has become one of the nation’s hubs for the alternative fund industry and has produced a number of internationally recognized funds.  In recent years, Texas has made significant changes to its regulation of hedge fund managers, easing […]