Our Value Proposition
We have built our firm and our systems to achieve one goal: providing the “best value” in audit and tax services for investment managers.
What does that mean to Fund Managers and Investment Advisors?
We are focused on efficiently keeping the manager in “compliance”, as well as helping them to define and achieve their business goals.
Our highly targeted industry focus allows our boutique firm to have extensive knowledge of the industry our clients compete within. We work with a variety of regulatory agencies, and are able to efficiently provide answers for most complex questions. We make extensive use of technology, and have customized our documents and procedures to ensure we are as efficient as possible while working with our specific type of clients. All of this helps us to save time which saves our clients’ money.
What does that mean to investors in the funds we service?
We help to ensure that they have accurate information upon which to base investment decisions, and help keep their money safe.
In addition to audit services, we also offer due diligence services for investors, and are in the process of developing tools to improve the transparency of funds and their investment operations. With our new service, instead of waiting until the end of the year for an audit opinion, investors will be notified within days of significant items like: major drawdowns, trading in unauthorized investments, or use of excessive leverage.
How do our fellow service providers fit into the mix?
We help our fellow service providers effectively and efficiently “service” their clients.
By building strong working relationships with fellow service providers such as attorneys and third-party administrators, we ensure that audit procedures are expedited and information requests/questions are handled as efficiently as possible. When this relationship works effectively, everyone – including the fund managers and their investors – “win”.
why choose patke?
“Patke & Associates have been a great partner and service provider to our fund since inception. They have given us timely, accurate, and effective audit and tax related services for several years, and I highly recommend them for your business.”
“Thank you Patke & Associates! Your fund services saved me both time and money…and a lot of headaches! I would recommend your services gladly!”
“We have engaged Patke & Associates as our auditor for eight years, and could not be more pleased with their services. As an investment fund, it is absolutely essential that our partners receive the most accurate and thorough review of our annual operations. Ron Niemaszyk and Shana Sparber have provided our partners an exceptional level of comfort with their professional and diligent execution of our annual audits. It has been a pleasure working with them, and we look forward to many more years engaging their services.”
“Our Investment Firm opened for business in 2010. One of our highest priorities was to find an outstanding Audit Firm who would thoroughly and professionally audit the various hedge funds we created of our limited partners. After an extensive interview process, we engaged Patke. Four years later we couldn’t possible be more pleased. We work with Ron Niemaszyk and James Lensing. They are efficient, timely, polite, thorough and simply put, – the consumate professionals. Both men apply solid logic and intellect to the audit process. No stone is left unturned in confirming all our numbers – but they are fair and reasonable – a rare quality among auditors that we find refreshing and appropriate. I recommend Patke to any investment firm looking for a top-rate Auditor.”