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Why Some Think Traditional Hedge Fund Structure, Unlike Eddie Murphy, Is Dead, At Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2012

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2012, "Getting Ready to Manage $5 Trillion by 2016", now in New York, Chicago and London (

(September 3, 2012, New York) While it was determined that the story that the actor Eddie Murphy, was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends, had died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today, was a hoax, there are some who think that the traditional hedge fund structure, with their "2 and 20" fee structures, high portfolio, and employee turnover, looking no farther ahead than this year's bonus, is really dead. For more reports on the concerning autopsy, finance professionals are invited to join managers and experts at Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2012, "Getting Ready to Manage $5 Trillion by 2016" (

According to Connor Sen on, given current incentives, hedge funds can't afford to take a shot on a company with a great five-year story that could have a hairy next quarter or two. In addition to the new due diligence forms required of hedge funds by their investors, the government has piled on forms. For instance, large hedge funds registered with the Secutiries and Exchange Commission are required to fill out Form PF, a 42-page document, on a quarterly basis. Dotting the i's and crossing the t's has become much more critical in a post-Lehman, post-Madoff, post-MF Global world. It's a major headache for firms; it detracts from their core competency, and serves as a tax on the business model of the industry.

Another issue is technology, which has leveled the playing field, maybe not in terms of asset-raising, but in terms of performance, absolutely. Finally, the problem the investment management industry faces is that the big assets want to invest in firms that already have lots of assets, a long track record, and all the compliance and internal control whistles expected of large institutions.

But that's not where the alpha's going to come from in the current hedge fund model. The superstars of the next 10 years, in addition to excelling at investment management, will have to come up with an entirely new firm structure that can get past the short-term-ism of the present.

On September 25 in New York, October 9 in Chicago and December 12 in London, hundreds of the most important players in alternative investments will gather for all-star agendas at Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2012, "Getting Ready to Manage $5 Trillion by 2016" ( A virtual who's who will soon follow as one legendary manager after another will take the stage. Billions of investable assets will be represented by influential local and international investors who will listen with rapt attention as star managers and analysts discuss and debate the biggest issues facing the industry today.

Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2012, "Getting Ready to Manage $5 Trillion by 2016" will provide attendees in New York, Chicago and London with the most up-to-date review of where this ever-changing industry stands and how regulatory and alpha expectation s will impact it. Recognized managers, investors, experts, regulators, and strategists will return to Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2012 to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2012 is produced by Golden Networking (, the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to