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Risk Management 2017

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 12:04

This Hedgeweek Special Report examines the key areas of risk on which managers are focusing their attention, and outlines the latest processes and services on offer to them.

The 'Risk Management 2017' special report comprises 5 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Hedgeweek

Hedge fund risk remains a moveable feast

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 12:09

Gauging risk sentiment among hedge fund investors is more art than science but there are some indirect signals that one can use to examine this. If one looks at total inflows into hedge fund strategies in 2016, a clear picture emerges: CTAs attracted USD26 billion in net inflows, in stark contrast to all other strategies, which suffered USD110 billion of aggregate net outflows. The biggest losers in all of this were equity strategies, shedding USD50 billion of net assets; this despite generating 6.85 per cent returns.  »

George Ralph, RFA

Regulation and security increases the need for risk management

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 12:15

Increased regulatory requirements have pushed alternative fund managers to think more about risk, which has become multi-faceted: it is no longer about evaluating market risk ex post, but monitoring counterparty risk, liquidity risk, cyber risk, compliance risk and technology risk.  »

Naz Quadri, Bloomberg

Managing liquidity risk in response to SEC rule 22e-4

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 12:21

With investment managers typically running multiple strategies, both onshore and offshore, across a range of asset classes, paying heed to regulatory rules has been a relatively straightforward affair.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

How can managers make risk more strategic?

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 12:25

In a post-regulatory world, one of the ways for hedge fund managers to gain an edge on their peers is thinking about how to make risk more strategic. To tell a more coherent story, in terms of how they manage risk to improve their reputation and their asset raising capabilities, as well as helping with the overall performance of their fund(s).  »

Ittai Korin, PortfolioScience

Establishing a combined risk compliance framework

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 12:31

New York-based PortfolioScience and Eze Software have joined forces to offer the marketplace a unique solution for fund managers: pre-trade compliance rules based on market risk.  »

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