Hedge Fund Due Diligence after Madoff (Take 15 Series)

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CFA Institute Take 15 Series

Source: CFA Institute

9:00, video webcast, recorded on 9 February 2010
Posted on 14 May 2010

François Lhabitant is an affiliated professor of finance at EDHEC Business School and the chief investment officer at Kedge Capital. He is responsible for the investment management of the Kedge Capital Funds and investment mandates operated by the Kedge Group. Previously, he was a senior executive at UBP, and prior to that he was a director at UBS Private Banking Division and Global Asset Management. His research on alternative investment and asset management has been published in academic and practitioner journals. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of France’s Financial Market Authority (AMF) and of the AIMA Investor Steering Committee. He also contributes to the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, the International Association of Financial Engineers, and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association. Professor Lhabitant has authored several bestsellers on hedge funds, co-authored a primer on new asset management techniques, and co-edited books on commodities, hedge funds, and stock market liquidity.

This information is accurate as of the date of recording.



François Lhabitant discusses the following:

  • Were there grounds for raising concerns prior to investing with Madoff?
  • How come wrongdoings by Madoff were not detected for so many years by so many investors?
  • Is it possible to prevent another Madoff-like scandal by means of better due diligence?
The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.
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