Category: Mutual Fund

23 posts categorized as: "Mutual Fund"

Porting Performance

August 14, 2015

When hedge fund managers or advisors with separately managed accounts (SMAs) consider launching a mutual fund, they often ask similar questions. Can performance be ported over from a hedge fund or SMA strategy to the mutual fund for marketing purposes? What are the rules about porting or using past performance? The answers to these questions…

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Switching Fund Administrators

August 14, 2015

Why do firms delay a move to a stronger service partner as they grow? Most often, it is the fear of a conversion. For mutual funds, a well-planned, comprehensive and timely conversion plan, focused on your most important clients – shareholders, RIA’s, wirehouses, institutional investors and platforms – will yield a well-executed conversion that is…

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Why Advisors Launch Mutual Funds

December 11, 2014

Advisors start their own investment vehicles for many reasons. Mutual funds provide advisors with the following advantages: • New distribution opportunities to market their funds to the retail public, other advisors, and broker-dealers • An increase in operational efficiencies • Reduced transaction costs While there are many operational benefits for advisors to start a mutual…

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Creating a ’40 Act Mutual Fund: Top Questions

December 10, 2014

The recent economic downturn has created unique opportunities for alternative investment asset managers. With headlines screaming the death of asset allocation and new products and strategies like managed futures becoming available, many financial advisors (RIAs and broker/dealers) are looking beyond traditional stock & bond investments, which makes tactical hedge strategies very appealing. This has opened…

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Building a Mutual Fund

December 9, 2014

Check out Gemini Fund’s animated video detailing what it takes to build a pooled product such as a mutual fund. If you’re interested in launching your own fund, visit us online at www.geminifund.com or call us at 855.891.0092.

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Advantages of Starting and Managing an Exchange-traded Fund

December 8, 2014

To help investment advisors capture the demand for exchange-traded funds or ETFs, we help them launch their own. ETF Attributes Transparency ETFs are required to publish their holdings at the end of each business day with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Investors can see which securities and how much of each security the…

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Which is right for your fund: a standalone trust or a series trust?

December 8, 2014

Every mutual fund is registered with the SEC as a trust. The question firms need to ask when launching a pooled product such as a mutual fund is: do we launch this fund in a standalone trust or as part of a series trust? There are many differences between starting a fund in a standalone…

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Who is Responsible for Keeping a Mutual Fund Compliant?

December 7, 2014

Since a mutual fund normally has no employees of its own, its operations typically are conducted by companies or firms hired by the fund. For example, the fund’s portfolio is managed by an investment advisor and often a third-party administrator performs various administration functions for the fund. The fund’s distributor or principal underwriter helps the…

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Mutual Fund Board of Trustees’ Responsibilities

December 6, 2014

A mutual fund is typically managed externally because it is not an operating company and traditionally has no employees of its own. Instead, third parties or service providers are responsible for investing assets and carrying out business operations. By law, all mutual funds are required to have a board of directors to essentially oversee the…

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What to Know About Blue Sky Registration

December 5, 2014

What is Blue Sky? Blue Sky Laws are state laws and regulations designed to protect investors against securities fraud by, among other things, requiring sellers of new funds to register their offerings and provide financial details. This allows investors to base their judgments on trustworthy data. The term is said to have originated in the…

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