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GAIM Ops West
October 28 - 30 2024
Omni La Costa Resort & SpaCarlsbad, CA

Joshua Barlow
Managing Director at Valhalla Fiduciary, LLC


Joshua M. Barlow is the Managing Director and Founder of Valhalla Fiduciary, LLC which he launched in July of 2018. Valhalla Fiduciary’s primary business is providing independent non-executive director services using Josh’s operational due diligence expertise and approach.

Josh previously was at PAAMCO from March 2006 through June 2018. He was the Head of Operational Due Diligence and Accounting and the Chief Financial Officer of PAAMCO Select. Josh was responsible on a global basis for operational due diligence on new and existing hedge fund managers and for all aspects of fund accounting. He was a member and head of the firm’s Valuation Committee. Josh served as board member on PAAMCO’s Cayman structured fund vehicles limiting himself to a maximum of 18 board seats at any given time. In addition he was responsible for managing the independent directors serving on PAAMCO’s client fund vehicles and the firm’s Managed Account Platform. During his 12 years at PAAMCO Josh covered funds that invested globally with a variety of hedge fund strategies and instruments including public equities, distressed debt, bonds, trade claims, bank debt, structured products, private equity, futures, options, derivatives, commodities, and foreign exchange.

Josh was PAAMCO’s first hire to their operational due diligence team and was the CFO of PAAMCO Europe from 2007-08. Based in London, he was responsible for operational due diligence on managers in Europe and Asia. During that time, he led Business and Investment Operations for both PAAMCO Europe and PAAMCO Asia, and helped to launch the firm’s Singapore office.

Since 2007 Josh has been active in shaping best practices in the alternative asset industry. He is frequently invited to participate in industry conferences as a moderator, panelist and speaker and if often quoted in industry publications. He has written and presented on a wide range of hedge fund operational and business topics. Josh has participated in industry bodies as a board member or advisor in groups such as the Hedge Fund Working Group (HFWG), the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), CalALTS (formerly CHFA), Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI), and the Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDDA).

Agenda Sessions

  • How to value distressed portfolios - are firms facing the music?