Performance alone is not enough to ensure that a new manager will have a successful fund launch. A panel discussion at the CTA Expo – Emerging Manager Forum explored the other critical factors that allocators consider when deciding whether to invest with a new manager, including the manager’s infrastructure, service providers, documentation and internal controls. The panel was moderated by Cadwalader partner Dorothy D. Mehta and featured Norma Richmond, senior manager at Cohen & Company; Rafael Beck, managing director at Integrated Solutions; and Robert DeMuria, president of Compliance Supervisors International, Inc. This article highlights the key takeaways from the presentation. See “Monument Group Roundtable Explores PE Trends Related to Emerging Managers and Real Estate Investing (Part One of Two)” (May 21, 2019); and “How Can Emerging Managers Raise Institutional Capital While Avoiding Regulatory Pitfalls?” (Aug. 22, 2013).