Established Hedge Funds

Greyline’s professionals have decades of experience working with hedge funds ranging from emerging managers to some of the largest and most prominent financial institutions in the world. Our collective coverage spans the universe of trading strategies and asset classes, including:

  • Long/short equity
  • Long only/biased
  • Short only/biased
  • Global macro
  • Market neutral
  • Statistical arbitrage
  • Credit and distressed debt
  • Fixed income
  • Event driven
  • Merger arbitrage
  • Convertible arbitrage
  • Relative value
  • Quantitative
  • Options
  • Emerging markets
  • Special situations

With a fundamental understanding of these strategies, we can evaluate each firm’s unique regulatory risks, and structure a compliance program that is effectively tailored and commensurate with the likely level of SEC and/or NFA scrutiny. Basic compliance constructs are fairly simple; however, application of these principles requires a mastery of the underlying nuances, and that is where we thrive.

While the corporate structure of a traditional hedge fund is relatively straightforward, modern-day investment vehicle wrappers and fund complexes are often far more sophisticated, which adds incremental complexity to a firm’s compliance program. We can assist sponsors/managers in navigating the conflicts of interests, reporting obligations and other regulatory requirements related to master-feeder arrangements, parallel funds, funds-of-one, separately managed accounts (SMAs), co-investments, side pockets and other related concepts. As true partners, we help a firm think through decisions regarding matters such as trade allocation, fee and expense allocation, soft dollar arrangements, MNPI, valuation and custody, and ensure that its internal procedures are consistent with investor representations, regulatory disclosures and the expectations of the SEC and/or NFA.

Our consultative and pragmatic approach is perfectly suited for entrepreneurial traders with a “go anywhere, do anything” mentality. With offices across the U.S. and in the U.K., we provide global solutions across markets. We are holistic, full-service consultants in that we not only identify issues, we identify answers. In jurisdictions where we lack familiarity or face language barriers, we partner with some of the world’s top law firms and service providers to ensure we can support our clients in every aspect of their business.

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Darren Mooney

Partner and Co-Head of Business Development

Darren Mooney is a Partner and the Co-Head of Business Development at Greyline. Before joining Greyline, Darren served as deputy chief compliance officer of Partner Fund Management where he held primary responsibility for the compliance program of the second-largest hedge fund in the Bay Area. Prior to that, Darren spent five years providing compliance consulting services at Cordium and then ACA Compliance Group, where he led the company’s San Francisco office and west coast operations. In addition to providing ongoing consulting services to a variety of investment managers, including hedge fund, private equity, venture capital, real estate, quantitative and other wealth managers, Darren also regularly guided clients through the SEC registration process, implemented tailored compliance programs, supported clients’ live SEC exams, and served as an SEC-mandated independent compliance consultant following an SEC enforcement action. Darren’s other experience includes serving as deputy chief compliance officer and associate counsel at F-Squared Investments where he directly supported the compliance program during the investigation and subsequent enforcement regarding historical advertising practices. Darren has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

Annie Kong

Partner and Head of Venture Capital
Annie Kong is a Partner and Head of the Venture Capital Division at Greyline. She provides ongoing compliance consulting to investment advisers and manages client relationships. Prior to joining Greyline, Annie was part of compliance and operations at a long-only manager-of-managers that advised pension fund clients. While there, she conducted compliance and operational due diligence on SEC-registered investment advisers on the platform. She also oversaw and counseled on various legal matters across the firm. Annie has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She is an active member of the State Bar of California.
Greyline is pleased to announce that we are the recipient of the 2021 HFM U.S. Service Award in the Best Technology Firm – Newcomer category.