New Hedge Fund Launches

Setting up the infrastructure for a new hedge fund launch is a daunting yet important step in a firm’s life cycle.

Collectively, Greyline’s professionals have decades of experience launching new hedge fund vehicles and offer unparalleled expertise in terms of setting up and implementing compliance programs and operational protocols. Whether it is a question about shorting in advance of a secondary offering, locating a hard-to-borrow security or simply setting restrictions on employee personal trading, our clients can rely on us to provide sound and practical advice in a timely manner.

Our New Hedge Fund Launch Program is designed for the emerging manager looking to raise capital for a new pooled investment vehicle while minimizing startup and overhead costs.

After the initial design phase, we work to implement a firm’s compliance program to ensure the written policies and procedures reflect reality. As we are often operating alongside a dual-hatted chief compliance officer wearing multiple titles, the goal of our hands-on approach is to shoulder as much of the administrative burden as possible, so our in-house counterpart can dedicate time and resources to other areas related to the launch. By leveraging our proprietary technology, we can streamline execution of our deliverables and drive efficiencies while minimizing cost. Our goal is to be true partners with our clients, growing our relationship as each fund grows its respective business and AUM.

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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.