Are you about writing a hedge fund business plan? If YES, here is a sample SWOT analysis for a hedge fund company to help you form a competitive strategy.

Hedge Fund Business Plan – Economic Analysis

On the average, hedge fund firms employ strategies that can help them reduce market risks, specifically by shorting equities or through the use of derivatives. This is exactly why many hedge fund strategies -mostly arbitrage strategies, are limited as to how much capital they can successfully employ before returns starts diminishing. Little wonder most successful hedge fund managers place limit on the amount of capital they will accept per time.

A Sample Hedge Fund Business Plan SWOT Analysis

JB Moses & Associates, LLP engaged the services of a core professional in the area of business structuring to assist our organization in building a well – structured hedge fund management business that can favorably compete in the highly competitive fund management and investment services industry.

Part of what the team of business consultant did was to work with the management of our organization in conducting a SWOT analysis for JB Moses & Associates, LLP. Here is a summary from the result of the SWOT analysis that was conducted on behalf of JB Moses & Associates, LLP;

  • Strength:

Our core strength lies in the power of our team; our workforce. We have a team that can go all the way to give our clients value for their money (good returns on their investment); a team that are trained and equipped to pay attention to details and to deliver excellent jobs. We are well positioned and we know we will attract loads of clients from the first day we open our doors for business.

  • Weakness:

As a new hedge fund management firm, it might take some time for our organization to break into the market and gain acceptance especially from corporate clients in the already saturated funds management and investment services industry; that is perhaps our major weakness. So also we may not have the required cash to give our business the kind of publicity we would have loved to.

  • Opportunities:

The opportunities in the fund management and investment services industry is massive considering the number of investors who would want to increase their investment portfolio. As a standard and accredited hedge fund manager, we are ready to take advantage of any opportunity that comes our way.

  • Threat:

Hedge fund involves large amount of cash and it is known to be a very high risk venture. Hence, whoever chooses to manage it must not just have solid investment background, but must also know how to handle risks. The truth is that if you are not grounded in risks management as a hedge fund manager, you may likely throw away peoples’ monies and investment.

That is why it’s often said that you don’t learn the ropes with hedge funds; rookies hardly survive managing hedging funds without first cutting their teeth elsewhere. Just as in any other business and investment vehicles, economic downturn, unstable financial market and unfavorable government economic policies can hamper the growth and profitability of hedge funds.