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Investors and managers refocus on implications of risk

Investors and managers refocus on implications of risk

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 16:26

For years hedge fund managers have been routinely describing their goal - indeed, their promise to investors - as achieving 'above-average risk-adjusted returns', and the industry has traditionally »

Offloading the risk management headache

Offloading the risk management headache

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 16:24

Up to around a decade ago, risk management solutions were extremely expensive and available only to the largest financial institutions such as central banks, pension funds and investment houses. »

Traumatic year turns focus to the fat tail

Traumatic year turns focus to the fat tail

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 16:19

After a traumatic year for alternative fund managers and their investors in 2008, the hedge fund industry is having to take risk measurement and management processes a great deal more seriously. »

Service providers see opportunities as industry grapples with downturn

Service providers see opportunities as industry grapples with downturn

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 16:17

The evident risk management failings laid bare by the hedge fund industry's troubled performance over the past year are opening up a wide range of opportunities for providers of systems and service »

Due diligence in a dangerous world

Due diligence in a dangerous world

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 16:14

Due diligence is a concept that has been around for a long time, but its profile has risen significantly over the past decade. »

Advent International acquires 30 per cent of central depository

Advent International acquires 30 per cent of central depository

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 13:23

Advent International, the global private equity firm, has acquired 30 per cent of CETIP - Balcao Organizado de Ativos e Derivativos, the largest central depository for private fixed-inc »

CFTC seeks comment on adjusted net capital proposal

CFTC seeks comment on adjusted net capital proposal

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 12:52

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved for publication in the Federal Register a proposal to amend requirements for minimum adjusted net capital for futures commission me »

SkyBridge Capital invests in WyeTree Asset Management

SkyBridge Capital invests in WyeTree Asset Management

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 12:50

SkyBridge Capital, which provides strategic capital to new and early-stage hedge funds, has committed to invest in WyeTree Asset Management, a London-based investment management firm fo »

Paul Knight appointed as chairman of UBS Canada

Paul Knight appointed as chairman of UBS Canada

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 07:06

UBS has appointed Paul Knight as chairman and chief executive of UBS Canada. »

SEC Compliance stresses importance of transparency

SEC Compliance stresses importance of transparency

Mon, 11/05/2009 - 07:03

SEC Compliance Consultants, a provider of compliance and operational due diligence reviews, has stressed the need for asset managers and investors to be on the same page regarding the n »

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