When hedge funds, long known for their exclusivity and secret-sauce approach to investing, go public, it takes a lot of planning and some cultural adjustment, too, according to a web-based presentation hosted by Deloitte & Touche last week.

First and foremost, outcome-oriented investment companies accustomed to light regulation must be prepared to handle intense scrutiny, adopt steadfast processes and dive into a veritable alphabet soup of filings and regulatory agencies.

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