Friday, August 13, 2010


Early Stage Silver Due Diligence — Towards a More Robust Approach to Alternative Funds Selection

Whether a private investor or institutional, a fund distributor or allocator, all individuals charged with the daunting task of fund selection are confronted with a similar problem. We call this "falling in love" with a fund. For the pragmatist, the love story may begin with an upward-sloping line chart. For the romantic, it can be solidified in a marketing pitch spilling sexy Greeks and spattered with an enticing financial glossary. This article takes a closer look at the problem that this phenomenon creates for fund selectors and presents some suggestions on how to reduce the chance of qualitatively weaker funds from becoming approved through this bias while reducing the costs of the selection process.

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