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DIAGNOSTICS

The Virginia Ventures Matrix is a meticulous, bottom-up manager due diligence process. Managers are scored on more than 30 variables covering capacity and growth issues, leverage and concentration, legal and accounting procedures, firm ownership and employee incentive matters. Managers are ranked on each variable relative to their specific strategy. Rankings range from plus 5 (best) to minus 5 (worst). A final score is derived for each manager. Managers are reviewed periodically on key components (those with the heaviest weighting). While the overall scores of fund managers are important to gauge the general direction of a hedge fund, Virginia Ventures examines each component of a manager's ranking to determine if there are positive or negative trends developing.