Emerging Manager Solution


Ancillary Tax Services

Spicer Jeffries’ tax department prepares tax documents for individuals and entities across the United States, in the Cayman Islands, and around the globe.  Our client base spans numerous business segments and Spicer Jeffries understands that our client's businesses and private...


Spicer Jeffries’ partners have been involved with newly launched hedge and commodity funds, both registered and unregistered, as well as private equity funds and mutual funds, since the mid-1980s.  With years of previous accounting work experiences between them and a bold decision to focus efforts on the securities industry, Spicer’s founding partners learned early on what it takes to launch a fund successfully and the many different challenges that a new fund manager may encounter.  Now, after nearly four decades of working in the securities industry and servicing hundreds of hedge and commodity funds, Spicer Jeffries LLP has developed its highly focused “Emerging Manager Solution” program for new fund managers.  We believe this program offers individuals a true advantage in the initial stages of the fund and its development and will only boost a new fund’s chances of success.

After almost ten years of servicing hedge and commodity fund clients, Spicer’s founding partners were able to recognize a recurring stumbling block to success for new fund managers.  Having focused their efforts on working with hedge and commodity fund clients, particularly new emerging funds, it became clear that the key service providers chosen have a great effect to the overall success of the new manager.  This seems particularly true for service providers covering the areas of legal, administrative, prime brokerage and audit and tax services.  Spicer Jeffries believes that these service providers must have significant experience with the type of fund being launched in order that they not only assist in the near term but also the long term.  As part of the “Emerging Manager Solution,” Spicer works with all of our new fund managers in selecting the right service providers that properly fit the new manager’s unique situation.

Spicer Jeffries also realized that in the specific area of audit and tax services, those new fund managers that exhibited cost control from the initial days of the fund had a much greater ability to succeed than others that did not.  As a result, Spicer’s partners decided it necessary to develop a refined program focused directly at new fund managers.  The “Emerging Managers Solution” was created by taking our long history of working with funds and developing processes, procedures and technology to deliver a cost efficient solution for the emerging manager while still bringing significant expertise and great service to our fund clients.

The primary areas of focus in the “Emerging Manager Solution” cover the following:  a fund’s formation and organization, its fee structure, how to choose the proper service providers, addressing regulatory issues, fund compliance, and marketing the fund to new investors.

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Robert YurglichManaging Partner



Sean P. TafaroAudit Partner



Spicer Jeffries LLP Ranks Among Top 10 Hedge Fund Auditors

August 10, 2019

SJ is proud to be ranked among the Top 10 Hedge Fund Auditors by the HedgeFund Alert.  For seven consecutive years, 2014 through 2020, Spicer Jeffries has continued its dedication to the securities industry and the Alternative Investment space.  These rankings are compiled and based on each year's SEC filings by...


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