InstructorTerri Hays
TypeOnline Course
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PracticeEdge Elite™

Standard Tuition $400 US

Senior Fellow Matthew Eisenberg, JD, Partner, Finn Dixon & Herling

This Course will cover a variety of emerging issues, areas of concern, and due diligence & ethics. Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) will give the attendees an update to its flagship due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) for Hedge Fund Managers. The faculty will discuss and give practical guidance on a variety of topics relating to legal, regulatory, operational and investment due diligence and ethics, in order to mitigate the risks associated. The faculty will also discuss emerging areas in manager due diligence and if investors are influenced by enforcement activity and/or public statements made by governmental regulatory agencies.  The speaking faculty will cover a variety of perspectives on issues that should be at the forefront of each of your firms.

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Students shall learn the following within this Course:

  • Recognize and Apply the new updates to the DDQ questionnaire
  • Master and Implement the “must haves” of a successful due diligence program
  • Know what areas of a due diligence program are the most important when attempting to better align manager and investor interest
  • Comprehend what standards should apply to managers and fund/client in indemnification and exculpation.
  • Balance and comprehend the fiduciary responsibilities of fund/managers while providing individual investor demands and preferences.
  • Discern if investors will be protected during the next market downturn or illiquidity event
  • Apply gating & suspension mechanisms to protect investor interests.
  • Understand the relationship of liquidating vehicles and side-pockets including if managers should earn full fees on such vehicles if investor capital is not returned in a timely fashion.

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Senior Fellow:

  • Matthew Eisenberg, JD, Partner, Finn Dixon & Herling

Guest Lecturers:

  • Jack Inglis, CEO, the Alternative Asset Management Association, AIMA 
  • Nicole Tortarolo,  Executive Director & Head of Investment Structuring, A&Q Hedge Fund Solution, UBS Alternative & Quantitative Investments
  • Heather Traeger, CCO & Compliance Counsel, Teachers Retirement System of Texas
  • David Warsoff, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management

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Accreditation Information

CLE Information

Credit Hours: 1
Subject Area: Professional Practice
States: Contact Curriculum Advisor For More Information

CPE Information

Credit Hours: 2
Subject Area: Accounting
States: Contact Curriculum Advisor For More Information


Course ID Number:  9292


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Alabama: Approval of all web based programs is limited to a maximum of 6.0 credits.

Arizona: Does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. RCA programs may qualify for credit based on the requirements outlined in the MCLE Regulations and Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Rule 45.

Iowa: The approval is for one year from recorded date. Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.

Missouri: On-demand web programs are restricted to six hours of self-study credit per year. Self-study may not be used to satisfy the ethics requirements. Self-study can not be used for carryover credit.

New Hamphsire: The approval is for three years from recorded date.

New Mexico: On-Demand web programs are restricted to 4.0 self-study credits per year.

New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-traditional course formats such as on-demand Web Programs or live Webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.

North Carolina: A maximum of 4 credits per reporting period may be earned by participating in on-demand web programs.

Ohio: To confirm that the web program has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.

Oklahoma: Up to 6 credits may be earned each year through computer-based or technology-based legal education programs.

Pennsylvania: PA attorneys may only receive a maximum of four (4) hours of distance learning credit per compliance period. All distance learning programs must be a minimum of 1 full hour.

Rhode Island: Audio Only On-Demand Web Programs are not approved for credit. On-Demand Web Programs must have an audio and video component.

Tennessee: The approval is for the calendar year in which the live program was presented.

Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.

Wisconsin: Ethics credit is not allowed. The ethics portion of the program will be approved for general credit. There is a 10 credit limit for on-demand web programs during every 2-year reporting period. Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.

Iowa, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin DO NOT approve Audio Only On-Demand Web Programs.

If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.

If applicable, the RCA will apply for credit in your state upon request.