CHICAGO (HedgeWorld.com)–Looking to encapsulate emerging industry standards among hedge funds, Horizon Cash Management LLC plans to take a wider snapshot than in years past in its survey of hedge fund industry professionals.
The online questionnaire centers on best practices and was created by Horizon with help from the Alternative Investment Management Association, the Managed Funds Association, Custom House Administration, FIMAT, IMS and Walek & Associates.
For Horizon, the survey is the most comprehensive and in-depth look it has ever taken at the hedge fund business, with detailed questions that drill down to specific policies and procedures in place at the firms, said Brian Hurley, senior director of marketing at Horizon.
“Every conference we’ve attended in the last year or so, best practices has been a recurring theme,” he said. Questions posed in the online survey cover risk management, compliance, administration, valuation, cash management, domicile, capacity constraints and performance benchmarking.
The survey’s web-based technology shortens the completion time from past Horizon surveys to roughly 12 to 13 minutes. More than 2,000 invitations to participate have been sent out to the industry and Horizon expects a significant response rate, which has been the case in past years.