Daniella Woolf - Principal

Daniella Woolf – Principal

Daniella has spent over 10 years in financial services with a focus on Hedge Fund infrastructure on both the buy-side and sell-side.

Daniella worked at Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP from 2015 to 2019, where she was a member of the Investor Relations team and sat on both the Business Committee and the ESG Committee. She had responsibility for the complete ODD process, managing relationships with investor and consultant ODD contacts, and for the maintenance of DDQs, RFPs and other investor related materials. She also managed various projects, one of which was the launch of an SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) vehicle. Daniella represented Arrowgrass on industry working groups including the SBAI (formerly HFSB) Working Group for the Standardisation of the Administrator Transparency Report, the AIMA working group for AIMA DDQ reform, and UN PRI Relative Value Hedge Fund working group.

Daniella started her career as a graduate at Goldman Sachs in 2008 in Operations and joined the Hedge Fund Consulting team in the Prime Brokerage business in 2010. During her time in this team, she worked with start-up hedge funds, providing guidance on fund and management company structure, jurisdictional considerations and hedge fund terms, including fees; project planning the launch process; producing budgets and financial forecasts for FCA applications and assisting with the broader FCA application process. In addition, Daniella assisted both start-up and well-established managers with the operational due diligence process – reviewing DDQs and preparing clients for investor ODD visits. She also managed the Talent Introduction programme and provided HR consulting services including the production of an annual European Hedge Fund Remuneration survey.

Daniella provides consulting services including:

  1. Operational Due Diligence
    • Assist with the creation of Operational Due Diligence questionnaires
    • Assist with responses to investor questionnaires and RFPs
    • Provide guidance on the Operational Due Diligence process and create in-house Operational Due Diligence procedures and documentation
  2. ESG / Responsible Investing
    • Create and implement ESG programmes, committees, policies and procedures
    • Project manage launches of ESG / SRI vehicles / funds
    • Set up UN PRI signatories and ongoing annual PRI reporting
    • Make your business “Carbon Neutral”
  3. New Business Set-up
    • Assist with initial firm set up including timeline, project plan, financial forecasts
    • Discuss fund structures and fee / share class terms
    • Help with selection and appointment of service providers and professional advisers
  4. Ongoing Business Reviews
    • CRM system management (specific experience with Backstop)
    • Side letter reviews and monitoring
    • Additional ad hoc projects such as process improvement and automation, reviews of IR and client services processes and reviews of terms/fees structures.

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