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Hedgeweek Special Report: Hedge Fund Risk 2013
Hedge Fund Risk 2013

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:11

Hedgeweek's experts identify and examine the innovative technology solutions that are changing the way managers keep ahead of the risk curve

The 'Hedge Fund Risk 2013' special report comprises 7 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Risk management technology battles the Lernaean Hydra

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:18

By James Williams – Akin to the multi-headed Lernaean Hydra faced by Hercules, managers and technology providers alike must today find solutions to control the multi-headed beast that is risk management. »

Stefan Keller, Lyxor Asset Management

Mitigating selection and operational risk on MAPs

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:31

For a firm like Lyxor, whose managed account platform is one of the largest and most successful in the industry – it currently hosts 107 single managers – staying on top of the risk management process is of paramount importance. It’s also a hugely focused operation, one that relies both on systems and people. This is understandable given that an enormous amount of work goes into screening managers before they are accepted onto the platform. »

Jeremy Baker, senior commodity strategist at Harcourt Investment Consulting

Commodities trading requires disciplined risk management

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:40

Inflation risk is very much a known unknown. It’s not a question of whether inflation will rise, but rather when, in developed markets. Admittedly, the UK recorded a fall in inflation to 2.4 per cent in April. But from a longer-term perspective, inflation is something that investors should be thinking about and planning for. »

Simon Savage, GLG Partners

Behavioural risk: how to run winners and cut losers

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:45

“Loss aversion is the single biggest reason for failure in our industry and it’s incredible how deeply rooted in our psyche it is,” comments Simon Savage (pictured), risk specialist at GLG Partners, part of Man Group. »

Bruno Melo, Head Portfolio Risk Alternatives at Vontobel Asset Management

Risk management: the bigger picture

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:49

By James Williams – “It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.” – John Paul Jones »

Paul Spendiff, Apex Technologies

Apex Vision: Why use a sledgehammer to crack a nut?

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:54

Operational risk, it could be argued, is equally as important to today’s hedge fund manager as market risk. »

Jerome Lafon, buy side product manager at Misys

Tools that enhance risk management framework

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 12:58

One of the biggest challenges managers have faced in the last couple of years has been greater regulation. In parallel with investor demand for transparency, having the right risk infrastructure in place to handle regulatory and client reporting has become de rigeur. »


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