Jumping the ever-higher launch hurdles

Launching a hedge fund is harder than ever and would-be founders aren’t just contending with asset-raising. We explore how managers can mitigate these barriers


Prime brokers and COOs tell HFMWeek that launching a hedge fund is harder than ever and would-be founders do not just have to contend with asset-raising hurdles.  We explore some of these barriers and how managers can mitigate them. Barrier #1: Regulatory authorisation One trader who joined a start-up in 2014