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New study sees clearly growing trend in hedge fund risk management

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Investors and hedge fund managers are all paying a lot more time and attention to the exercise of risk management, especially since the scare of ’08. So the new white paper, published today by alternative assets administrator BNY Mellon, the Managed Funds Association (MFA), a Washington DC-based industry body, and HedgeMark, a hedge fund managed accounts platform and an affiliate of BNY Mellon, comes as no surprise as it claims that risk management and transparency practices are here to stay and to grow.

The 33-page study, entitled "Risk Roadmap: Hedge Funds and Investors’ Evolving Approach to Risk," uses qualitative and quantitative data collected from the Chief Risk Officers (CROs) of leading global hedge funds, institutional investors, prime brokers, and other industry participants.

The survey found that many hedge funds now see new risk management policies and procedures as a way to generate alpha and differentiate from their peers – so as a good way to raise funds. Also, hedge funds foresee more frequent investor......................

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