Hello colleagues ! It is highly probable that I'll have to start and manage an offshore hedge fund in a couple of months. But the problem is I am portfolio manager, not administrator and I am far from all this "paper work". It becomes even more serious taking into account I am working in Russia. Although there are some hedge funds with Moscow offices, this business in general is rather exotic here and for this reason, I've not heard about fund startup service providers in Moscow. So, I am in situation that could be described as follows: If you want something to be done well, do it yourself So, I need your advice. Just where to start ? Do I have to talk first to the lawers (Akin Gump has Moscow office) ? Or, my first call should be to auditors/consultants (all of big-4 are here, too)? Or maybe to prime brokers (UBS,Citi, CSFB are here, among others) ? I know that the best idea would be to hire an experienced operation officer but that could take a lot of valuable time to find him/her in Russia. So, I'll have to start the whole process myself and then delegate operational stuff to somebody else in the future. Any hints would be greatly appreciated !