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Different ways to manage risk in new regulatory environment

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Participants at the recent Opalesque UK Roundtable discussed among other things their way to handle risk management in light of the current regulatory environment, as well as opportunities that spring from it. The Roundtable was sponsored by FFastFill, Eurex and Taussig Capital, and took place in London in May.

Looking at risk with a forward looking approach Hedge fund risk management should not rely on traditional solutions but rather on solutions that are forward looking, said Pierre Crama, head of operational due diligence at fund of hedge funds Signet Group.

"As allocators to hedge funds, risk takes different shapes and forms, and some depend foremost on whether we are talking to an emerging manager or an established manager," Crama said. He added, "With established managers we would like to visualize and understand very carefully their risk management frameworks, how risk is perceived at different levels of the organization, whether it is market risk or business risk related."

He explained that the core issue for emerging managers right now is how long they can survive below their break-even point given the scarcity of capital post 20......................

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