Mon, Dec 5, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Report finds hedge fund risk management protocols strengthened

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Hedge Fund Fundamentals has published a new educational presentation, Hedge Funds & Risk Management, drawn from the MFA's recent risk management white paper collaboration with BNY Mellon and HedgeMark.

The paper examines types of risk, including Volatility Risk, Commodity Risk, Event Risk and Tail Risk. The researchers behind the collaboration concluded that hedge funds have evolved their approach to risk and increasingly strengthened their internal risk management protocols. The authors list the following points:

  • Today, 79% of firms separate their risk manager and fund manager functions to ensure independent oversight.
  • 84% of hedge funds now use off-the-shelf risk analytics that form part of the portfolio management or trading system – hedge funds are looking to a wider array of sources to model their portfolios and protect against risk of all types.
  • Over 91% of hedge funds rely on a third-party risk management administrator for fund reporting and safe keeping to help boost investor confidence in these areas.
  • 60% of larger hedge fund managers now have an employee (or employees) dedicated solely to risk management - many managers stated that before 2008 this role was not a separate function.
  • Many funds have elevated risk officers and designated them with the position of Chief Risk Officer, placing the......................

    To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. M&A - AllianzGI to acquire Sound Harbor Partners, SS&C completes acquisition of Wells Fargo's Global Fund Services business[more]

    AllianzGI to acquire Sound Harbor Partners Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), an active investment manager, announced that Sound Harbor Partners, a US private credit manager led by Michael Zupon and Dean Criares, have agreed to join its fast-growing Private Debt Platform. Under the te

  2. Europe - UK investors to pay more tax on money in offshore funds, Do you want to hand your money to super-algo or a Swiss banker?[more]

    UK investors to pay more tax on money in offshore funds From FT.com: Hedge funds in Dublin and Luxembourg are set to be hit by new rules that will force UK investors to pay more tax on the money they hold in offshore funds. As part of the government’s Autumn Statement on the country’s fi

  3. Hunt for yield pushes more investors into riskier assets[more]

    From FT.com: Pension funds and insurance companies have increasingly embraced riskier assets in their hunt for higher returns over the past five years. Alternative assets such as property, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds have been bought up by institutional investors in a world where

  4. People - Nectar Financial hires senior investment team, Texas A&M replaces retiring foundation investment chief, Ex-Cadwalader partner Woolery makes another sudden exit, How to become a Python coder at a top hedge fund, by the co-CTO of Man AHL[more]

    Nectar Financial hires senior investment team Nectar Financial AG, a Swiss financial technology company for wealth and asset management, has announced that it has hired two key senior leaders to spearhead its digital asset management efforts. The company also announced that it has entere

  5. Activist News - Cognizant has introductory discussion with activist investor Elliott; to review letter, Starboard Value makes huge investment in Hewlett Packard, Hedge fund calls for removal of First NBC Bank CEO[more]

    Cognizant has introductory discussion with activist investor Elliott; to review letter From Indiatimes.com: Cognizant said it had an introductory discussion with Elliott Management after receiving the activist hedge fund's letter asking for a board shakeup, a buyback, a dividend and chan