While the trading scandal has put an increasing demand on mutual funds to provide more accurate fair valuation on their portfolios, hedge funds are also under increasing pressure to reveal their net asset values (NAVs) on a more timely basis. Investors Bank & Trust Senior Director Christopher Farias recently spoke with Money Management Executive on this and other critical issues facing hedge fund administrators. As product manager for the company's hedge fund administration services, which combined with other alternative investments totals $100 billion in assets, Farias is familiar with the topmost concerns at some of the leading hedge funds in the nation.

MME: What are the top operational challenges for hedge fund administrators right now, and how are service providers addressing these concerns?

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