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LA Forum publications provide a comprehensive overview of the end to end research and investment process across a range of asset classes.  Our aim is to help our members understand complex problems and plan efficiently.

Written and published for Local Authority officers, these thought provoking documents highlight investment issues, available options and trends in key areas of the UK's public sector pension scheme space.

Targeting investment officers, policy makers, industry specialists, and the pensions board in order to promote debate and understanding.  It is not intended for use directly in either market forecasting or for investment decision purposes, where specialist advice should be sought.

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2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in the USA

How are AIFS set up in the USA? How do traders and prop desk alumni take the first the steps to setting up their own AIFs in the transparent and correct format required by investors and regulators? And, given regulatory differences on either side of the Atlantic, where should these funds be domiciled? To help answer these and other key questions GFM has prepared the 2016 Guide to Setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in the USA.

Date added: 27-09-2016

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2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in the USA

2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in Europe

As the alternative fund management industry grapples with the post-Brexit world, AIF start-ups need to tread carefully. How do traders and prop desk alumni take the first the steps to setting up their own AIFs in the transparent and correct format required by investors and regulators? And, given Brexit and sharpening regulatory differences on either side of the Atlantic and across Europe, where should these funds be domiciled.

Date added: 27-09-2016

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2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in Europe

Special Report - Cybersecurity for Fund Managers - 2016

With cyber attacks becoming increasingly commonplace, this Hedgeweek Special Report examines the implications, both for investors - in terms of how they should conduct cybersecurity due diligence on their portfolio funds - and for managers, in terms of how they should create strategies for preventing and dealing with cyber attacks, outlining the very latest thinking, tools and services available.

Date added: 27-09-2016

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Special Report - Cybersecurity for Fund Managers - 2016

Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"

Date added: 27-09-2016

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Commodities 2015: The outlook for investors

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