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Diligence Primers


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Financial market regulation creates the “rules of the road” for the asset management industry. In many jurisdictions, regulators publish extensive information about asset management companies, which creates a vital reference source for investor due diligence. What has an asset manager filed with the regulator and - often even more important - what has changed year on year?

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Castle Hall Contributes to CAASA Real Estate Primer

Castle Hall is pleased to contribute to the new real estate primer prepared by CAASA, the Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies and Assets. 

Max Kimpton, Director at Castle Hall provides commentary in the paper around a number of key due diligence issues for real estate investing, including use of service providers, asset existence controls and valuation procedures. 

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Private Equity 

Operational diligence on private equity vehicles is a recent initiative. Some Institutional investors wish to implement a consistent governance, risk and compliance oversight framework over all external managers, irrespective of asset class...
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Audited Financial Statements

The review of audited financial statements (“AFS”) is a challenging due diligence obligation. The AFS review process is time compressed, the workload can be voluminous, and spreadsheets are inflexible and cumbersome as reporting tools...
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Hedge Funds - Pricing and Valuation: Coming Soon

Valuation issues can rapidly become challenging for hedge funds, due to both instrument complexity and illiquidity. This DiligenceUniversity primer discusses best practices around valuation, considering the role of the investment manager, the board of directors, the fund administrator, and external valuation agents.

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