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Hedge Fund / Family Office Advisory

Best Practice Consulting for all Functional Areas

Our experienced team of consultants have started and built some of the world’s leading hedge fund firms. We advise hedge fund executives and their teams to achieve peak performance with our process driven approach across the two key areas of the investment advisory business: investments and operations. We leverage our real-world, on-the-job experience in founding, operating, managing, and growing successful hedge funds to add value to our clients.

Another core area of expertise that Arootah can bring to you and your team is Leadership Training. Without strong leadership at all levels of the firm, results will suffer. Whether it is a lack of time management, accountability strategies, communication skills, or decision making process. Arootah can deliver the training that your firm needs to build strong leaders.

Whether you are just starting up or an established firm looking to grow or transition, we are here to advise you and your team on an ad-hoc basis, a targeted project or a long-term engagement in any of the following key areas: Investments, Operations and Leadership Training.

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Your Outcomes with Arootah

  • Investments
  • Operations
  • Leadership Training

Portfolio Management

The KEY driver in differentiating you from your competition is your ability to generate returns by building the smartest and most strategic portfolio of individual investments. Developing policies for constructing and managing risk-adjusted portfolios that are capable of generating positive returns, regardless of market conditions: This is your North Star.

Idea Generation 

Your success in building a high-performing, diversified portfolio is entirely incumbent on generating new ideas. Developing a process to help uncover new, innovative, and unique investment opportunities is a constant challenge that will be critical in setting you apart from other funds.

Value Added Research

What exactly is the value proposition you are selling to investors? What is your competitive advantage in picking investments? We’ll help you expand and streamline the methods used to conduct thorough and compliant research through process improvements and quantifiable decision-making techniques.

Conviction

Strengthen and standardize how you and your team overcome the uncertainty of investment decisions by developing and implementing tools to enhance decision-making, communication, and selection capabilities.

Risk

Risk is a constant challenge that you must not only identify, but also seek to mitigate. Your methods, how you articulate those to investors, and your ability to effectively control risks specific to your asset class will further entrust your clients to you.

Technology

Do you have the best technology stack for investing? As digital tools evolve at light speed, you need to consistently be considering new and smarter measures to improve your process and margins.

Data Science

Data: It can undermine the entire investment process if it lacks integrity or quality. Let us help you implement cost-effective approaches to data vendors.

Trading 

Avenues for trade execution, particularly technology innovators, are constantly evolving and have a definite impact on your ability to source liquidity, achieve best execution and generate alpha. How you manage the trading process is of critical importance to investors and regulators.

Compliance 

The number of SEC cases and enforcement actions relating to how firms conduct research and investment activities has seen an uptick in recent years. Control measures are crucial to ensure that you are meeting all legal and regulatory requirements, particularly as it relates to material non-public information and the use of expert networks. The goal: to keep your firm from costly violations.

Talent Acquisition

The PM manages two portfolios: People and investments. By far, the most important is the team; yet leadership often lacks the investment of time and focus on developing a consistent process for hiring, compensation, performance measurement, and termination to promote a cohesive unit.

Fund Raising 

Capital raising is one of the most daunting tasks facing any firm. There are effective ways to position your team for success in raising assets and securing investors, while making sure that you comply with all requirements regarding marketing and the distribution of your materials.

Investor Relations 

Your ability to effectively communicate with your investors is critical in fostering relationships that last the long haul. Referrals only come from well-informed and satisfied clients – it's your best marketing tool.

Legal & Compliance

Set a “tone at the top” of a commitment to compliance by establishing processes and control measures that prevent potential legal trouble, avoidable lawsuits, and regulatory violations. Do it reputably from inception so you can focus on success and avoid unwarranted scrutiny.

Tax & Accounting

Whether in-house or outsourced, you need to implement the resources to oversee the accounting, financial reporting, annual audit, and tax preparation requirements of the fund and its clients. The accuracy of your books and records is critical to daily operations, clients, and regulatory agencies.

Tech: Hardware & Software 

How do you guard against the ongoing threat of cyber-attacks, identity theft, and system outages to ensure that your data is always secure and accessible? Being off-line is not an option under any circumstance.  

Internal Family Office 

Meeting the wealth, tax, asset, and liability management needs of the principal(s) and their estates requires specialized attention. Protecting the interests of the firm’s owner(s) ensures their peace of mind and business continuity.

Trading / Operations 

It is crucial to tailor an effectively risk-mitigating workflow to handle the full life cycle of a trade - order entry, execution, allocation, settlement, and reconciliation -- to ensure the accurate and timely processing of transactions. Errors cost money and reputational damage.

Management Co. 

The ability to forecast and budget the financial accounting and tax preparation needs of the ownership entity ensures that cash, treasury, and management reporting functions are met. Understanding the financial condition of the business is critical to principal(s), partner(s), outside financial stakeholders, and investors.

Administrative

A business cannot function without the proper behind-the-scenes support, resources and services. Do not ignore the importance of an efficient and cost-effective infrastructure to meet the ongoing needs of your clients and employees.

Human Resources 

Focus on your most important resource -- human capital -- by structuring and implementing procedures for talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, training and professional development, and benefits. Employee dissatisfaction and turnover cost valuable time and money.

Time Management

Accomplish even more exceptional results, in less time. Be mindful of how you spend your time with keen awareness. Allocate your time more effectively, with strategies and tools, to optimize the return on your time, your most precious resource.

Decision Making 

The success of any business is directly correlated to the quality of its decision making. In our leadership training, we discuss the topics of critical thinking, problem-solving, and the impact cognitive bias has on our judgement. We also discuss the Arootah Decision Making Process that is available with our Decision Matrix Tool.

Communication

A leader is only as effective as their communication skills; that’s what charisma is all about. Enable your staff to execute your expert ideas as effectively as you could. Master writing, listening, and negotiation skills to clearly relay and inspire great ideas. 

Accountability Strategies 

Once you have the plan, the key to execution is accountability. There are 4 levels of accountability. Upwards – holding the leader accountable; Downwards – holding subordinates accountable; Sideways – holding peers and teammates accountable; Internal – holding yourself accountable. Each have their own unique challenges and strategies. Harness the power of accountability to accomplish more than ever before.

Mission Statement 

Being very clear on the mission is crucial to leading any team. This is the very first step. Know the optimal direction to take your team to improve comradery, teamwork, and outcomes. With a clear mission ahead, your team can turn that vision into reality. 

Goal Setting

Goals are the subsets of the mission. They are the gateway to peak performance: Goals unleash talent. They motivate, boost productivity, and create an intense sense of purpose. Elevate your firm’s outcomes with our proven step-by-step goal setting process.

Project Planning 

Without a cohesive, well designed, written plan, your goals simply won’t be realized. Realize your goals and accomplish your mission by learning how to design outstanding plans that the team can rally around. Productivity increases exponentially as a result of understanding and applying the principles of efficient and effective planning. The team is motivated by the clarity of their roles and resources become efficiently allocated and utilized.

Remote Work Culture

Work even more effectively from behind a screen with a team dispersed in various locations to meet the high demands of modern business. Become even more effective from afar and reap the benefits from a dispersed workforce. Mitigate cognitive biases that emerge from remote work and take advantage of collaboration strategies that make remote work more fulfilling and productive.

Mindsets of a Leader 

Adopt the mindsets necessary to successfully lead a team that is committed to excellence. Develop essential skills to drive collective success from your team. Apply various mindsets that prepare and inspire you to the meet the challenges of leading an organization.

Procrastination

Manage procrastination by first understanding the reasons why people procrastinate. Then learn how to apply proven strategies to overcome this insidious thief of productivity. Also learn how to optimize your performance with mindful procrastination. Finally, learn to overcome the most harmful form of procrastination: goals without deadlines.

  • Investments
    Portfolio Management

    The KEY differentiator in setting you apart from your competition is your ability to generate returns by building a collective portfolio of individual investments. Implementing and clearly articulating policies and procedures for constructing and managing a risk-adjusted portfolio that is capable of generating positive returns, regardless of market conditions, is ultimately what will drive your business.

    Idea Generation

    Your success in building a well-performing, diversified portfolio is entirely incumbent on generating new ideas. Developing and formalizing a process to help uncover new and unique investment opportunities is a constant challenge that will be critical in setting you apart from other funds.

    Research

    What exactly is the value proposition you are selling to investors as to your competitive advantage in picking investments? Expand and streamline the tools and methods used to conduct thorough and compliant research through process improvements and quantifiable decision making techniques.

    Conviction

    Strengthen and standardize the means by which you and your team overcome the uncertainty of investment decisions by developing and implementing tools to enhance decision making, communication, and selection capabilities.

    Risk

    The ongoing and never-ending list of risks is a constant challenge that you must not only identify, but also seek to mitigate. The methods that you use, how you articulate those to investors, and your ability to ultimate control those risks specific to your asset class will significantly enhance your returns.

    Technology

    Do you have the appropriate tools to support and enhance your efforts in all of the steps of the investment process? With ever-changing systems and technology coming to market, you need to consistently consider more efficient and cost-effective measures to improve your process and margins.

    Data Science

    One of the biggest challenges that firms face that can undermine their entire investment process is the quality and integrity of the data. Let us help you in selecting and implementing cost-effective solutions in choosing and managing data providers and vendors.

    Trading

    The number of choices and venues for trade execution, particularly with innovations in technology, is constantly evolving and has a definite impact on your ability to source liquidity, achieve best execution and generate alpha. How you manage the trading process is of critical importance to investors and regulators.

    Compliance
    The number of SEC cases and enforcement actions in 2021 relating to how firms conduct research and investment activities continued to grow. Establishing the necessary tools, training, and control measures to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements, particularly as it relates to material non-public information and the use of expert networks will help to keep your firm from costly violations. 
    Talent

    The PM manages two portfolios, one of its people and the other its investments. By far, the most important is the team; yet, it often lacks the investment of time and focus on developing a consistent process for hiring, compensation, performance measurement, and termination to promote a cohesive unit.

  • Operations
    Fund Raising

    Capital raising is one of the most daunting tasks facing any firm. There are effective ways to position your team and strategy for success in raising assets and securing investors while making sure that you comply with all requirements as to what you can say and how you distribute your material.

    Investor Relations

    Your ability to effectively communicate with your investors is critical in building and fostering relationships that will ensure their ongoing support of your firm. Referrals only come from well-informed and satisfied clients.

    Legal & Compliance

    Set a “tone at the top” of a commitment to compliance by establishing processes and control measures that prevent potential legal trouble, avoidable lawsuits, and regulatory violations. Do it reputably from inception so you can focus on success and avoid unwarranted scrutiny.

    Tax & Accounting

    Whether in-house or outsourced, you need to implement the tools and resources to manage and oversee the accounting, financial reporting, annual audit, and tax preparation requirements of the fund and its clients. The accuracy of your books and records is critical to daily operations, clients, and regulatory agencies.  

    Tech: Hardware & Software

    How do you guard against the ongoing threat of cyber-attacks, identity theft, and system outages to ensure that your date is always secure and accessible? Being off-line is not an option under any circumstance. 

    Internal Family Office

    Meeting the wealth, tax, asset, and liability management needs of the principal(s) and their estates requires specialized attention. Protecting the interests of the firm’s owner(s) ensures their peace of mind and business continuity.

    Trading / Operations

    Tailor and construct an efficient and risk-mitigating workflow to handle the full life cycle of a trade from order entry, execution, allocation, settlement, and reconciliation to ensure the accurate and timely processing of market transactions. Errors cost money and reputational damage.

    Management Co.

    The ability to forecast, budget, and oversee the financial accounting and tax preparation needs of the ownership entity ensures that cash, treasury, and management reporting functions are met. Understanding the financial condition of the business is critical to principal(s), partner(s), outside financial stakeholders, and investors.

    Administrative

    A business cannot function without the proper behind-the-scenes support, resources and services. Do not ignore the importance of an efficient and cost-effective infrastructure to meet the ongoing needs of your clients and employees.

    Human Resources

    Focus on your most important resource - human capital - by structuring and implementing policies and procedures for talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, training and professional development, and benefits. Employee dissatisfaction and turnover costs valuable time and money.

  • Leadership Training
    Time Management

    Accomplish even more exceptional results, in less time. Be mindful of how you spend your time with keen awareness. Allocate your time more effectively, with strategies and tools, to optimize the return on your time, your most precious resource.

    Decision Making

    The success of any business is directly correlated to the quality of its decision making. In our leadership training, we discuss the topics of critical thinking, problem-solving, and the impact cognitive bias has on our judgement. We also discuss the Arootah Decision Making Process that is available with our Decision Matrix Tool.

    Communication

    A leader is only as effective as their communication skills; that’s what charisma is all about. Enable your staff to execute your expert ideas as effectively as you could. Master writing, listening, and negotiation skills to clearly relay and inspire great ideas. 

    Accountability Strategies

    Once you have the plan, the key to execution is accountability. There are 4 levels of accountability. Upwards – holding the leader accountable; Downwards – holding subordinates accountable; Sideways – holding peers and teammates accountable; Internal – holding yourself accountable. Each have their own unique challenges and strategies. Harness the power of accountability to accomplish more than ever before.

    Mission Statement

    Being very clear on the mission is crucial to leading any team. This is the very first step. Know the optimal direction to take your team to improve comradery, teamwork, and outcomes. With a clear mission ahead, your team can turn that vision into reality. 

    Goal Setting

    Goals are the subsets of the mission. They are the gateway to peak performance: Goals unleash talent. They motivate, boost productivity, and create an intense sense of purpose. Elevate your firm’s outcomes with our proven step-by-step goal setting process.

    Project Planning

    Without a cohesive, well designed, written plan, your goals simply won’t be realized. Realize your goals and accomplish your mission by learning how to design outstanding plans that the team can rally around. Productivity increases exponentially as a result of understanding and applying the principles of efficient and effective planning. The team is motivated by the clarity of their roles and resources become efficiently allocated and utilized.

    Remote Work Culture

    Work even more effectively from behind a screen with a team dispersed in various locations to meet the high demands of modern business. Become even more effective from afar and reap the benefits from a dispersed workforce. Mitigate cognitive biases that emerge from remote work and take advantage of collaboration strategies that make remote work more fulfilling and productive.

    Mindsets of a Leader

    Adopt the mindsets necessary to successfully lead a team that is committed to excellence. Develop essential skills to drive collective success from your team. Apply various mindsets that prepare and inspire you to the meet the challenges of leading an organization.

    Procrastination

    Manage procrastination by first understanding the reasons why people procrastinate. Then learn how to apply proven strategies to overcome this insidious thief of productivity. Also learn how to optimize your performance with mindful procrastination. Finally, learn to overcome the most harmful form of procrastination: goals without deadlines.

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