Hedge Fund Awards 2015 www.acquisition-intl.com 63 The mission of Paradigm Consulting Services, LLC (PCS) is to provide insightful, unbiased advice to our clients, and to be thought of as an extension of their investment teams. Paradigm has been at the forefront of the hedge fund industry for over a decade. Amy B. Hirsch, CEO, was a founding partner of Paradigm LDC (Cayman), a hedge fund advisory firm formed in 1994. In 1996, Ms. Hirsch restructured the firm as Paradigm Consulting Services (PCS), a Delaware LLC. The firm is located in Clifton, NJ, in close proximity to New York City, Connecticut, and Boston, where the majority of US hedge funds are located. PCS is a fee-based, alternative investment consultant that derives all of its revenue from its clients. The firm incorporates diverse team experience in asset alloca- tion, manager/industry research, trading, portfolio structuring, risk management, and operations. This, coupled with our extensive network of industry professionals as well as our pro- prietary software, enables us to analyze the extensive universe of hedge funds and to efficiently model portfolios. Why Paradigm People make money, markets don’t. In reality, by investing in a particular fund, one actually invests in the manager running that fund. With that in mind, investor focus should reach beyond the market to the people driving investment decisions. Through our extensive manager relationships, we are allowed unparalleled insight into the hedge funds themselves, and are able to see beyond the numbers to understand manager backgrounds and personalities, styles, office dynamics, and back-office procedures. Proper due diligence and advisory work in alternatives requires a different skill set than traditional consultancy. Our senior Best for Fund-of-Funds Due Diligence Name: Ms. Amy B. Hirsch, CEO Address: Paradigm Consulting Services, LLC 855 Valley Road, Suite 210, Clifton, NJ 07013 USA Phone: +1 (973) 614 8393 Fax: +1 (973) 614 8977 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fact File executives each have over 20 years experience in alternative investments. Our team is trained to identify the specific risks in hedge funds and managed futures, and possesses the skills necessary to be successful: asset allocation, manager/industry research, trading, portfolio structuring, riskmanagement, and operations. We are highly efficient and can assimilate large quantities of information very quickly by utilizing our extensive industry network and proprietary technology. Our due diligence process is comprehensive and unrelenting. We start with due diligence and never cease. Our clients’ money is invested with managers who may implement dynamic trading strategies. In this regard, we believe that the due diligence process never ends. Our job is to understand the managers as people (e.g., their motivations, interests, and abilities). Therefore, we spend a tremendous amount of time with the managers and encourage them to call on us for any assistance we can provide. Our manager relationships are our second most valued asset -- our first is our clients. We work with each client to continuously assess risk tolerance and performance objectives as they relate to the client’s total portfolio. Our results speak for themselves. n Paradigm Consulting Services, LLC Paderborner Straße 2 - 10709 Berlin Tel.: +49 (0) 30 235078-0 Fax: +49 (0) 30 235078-90 E-Mail: vonHoyningen@t-online.de FIDAUDIT GMBH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft with its headquarters in Berlin and branch office all over Germany is a cross-sectoral association of public accountants, tax advisers and lawyers. We consider it our task to render available to you comprehensive consultation in an evermore complex economic field. FIDAUDIT has established international consultation competence through its memberships in cross-border networks. Thus, the firm makes allowance for the world-wide development of markets. FIDAUDIT is an Independent Member of Enterprise Worldwide ( www.EnterpriseWorldwide.org ) and the German Near and Middle East Association, Berlin ( www.numov.de ).