Elevator Presence and Signage: It is imperative that a hedge fund has substantial presence and visibility directly off of the elevator. Hedge funds want to be identifiable and locatable by investors that come to visit.
Reception Area: Hedge funds require a small but impressive reception area. The finishes in this area will typically include sheetrock ceilings and stone floors.
Conference Room: Most people never think of this, but conference rooms are usually located directly off of the reception area. This eliminates the need to walk guests through the trading floor.
Pantry: The most common place for a pantry is adjacent to the main conference room. This simplifies entertaining clients and guests.
Open Trading Area: The trading floor is most often located along the window line or in the brightest part of the space.
Executive Offices: Portfolio managers and operating principals typically require their own offices. These offices usually overlook the trading floor.
IT Closet: Self explanatory