Sun, Apr 20, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Stenham Advisors joins the Hedge Fund Standards Board

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - Stenham Advisors Plc has joined the Hedge Funds Standards Board’s (‘HFSB’) Investor Chapter.

The HFSB was formed with the goal of creating a framework for promoting integrity, transparency, and good governance in the hedge fund industry. This is achievable only if backed by investors, as investors are the best positioned economic agents to drive adoption of the Standards in the industry. In order to engage investors in this process, the HFSB created its Investor Chapter. The Standards serve the interests of all market participants and of the economy at large.

Jeremy Swindell, Head of Operational Due Diligence at Stenham Advisors Plc said: ‘At Stenham we have always been committed to managers with independent fund oversight and valuation, strong governance, robust risk management processes as well as appropriate levels of disclosure. These are the key objectives of the Investor Chapter and we are proud to foster these standards within our industry’.

The HFSB’s standards cover the following areas:

1. Investment Policy and Risk Disclosure
2. Commercial Terms Disclosure
3. Performance Measurement
4. Disclosure to Lenders/Prime Brokers/Dealers
5. Segregation of Functions in Valuation
6. Hard-to-value Assets
7. Risk Framework
8. Portfolio Risk
9. Liquidity Risk Management
10. Market Risk Management
11. Counterparty Credit Risk Management
12. Control Processes
13. Operational Risk – Trading and Execution; Fraud and Financial Crime Prevention; Disaster Recovery; Model Risk; IT Security; Legal and Regulatory; Disclosure
14. Outsourcing Risk
15. Fund Governance
16. Prevention of Market Abuse
17. Proxy Voting
18. Borrowing Stock to Vote

(press release)


Stenham Asset Management has been active in fund management for over 25 years focusing exclusively on delivering absolute returns achieving a multiple award-winning track record. It provides market leading solutions for pension funds, charities, family offices and high net worth individuals, including both discretionary portfolios and funds of hedge funds. Its clients are mainly located in the UK and Channel Islands, Europe, Southern Africa, Latin America and Japan. Total assets as at October 2010 are US$ 3.6 billion. Website: www.stenhamassetmanagement.com


Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Banner
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. Opalesque Exclusive: Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) launches several car investing funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  3. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund replicators evolve[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

  5. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo