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Risk Management 2014
Risk Management 2014

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

This Hedgeweek Special Report examines the challenges managers face as they grapple with the myriad challenges of risk, and outlines the latest solutions developed to deal with these challenges

The 'Risk Management 2014' special report comprises 5 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

James Williams, Hedgeweek

The growing perils of operational risk

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

In the last few years, operational due diligence on hedge fund managers has taken on the same level of forensic detail as the hit TV show CSI New York. Given that this has coincided with greater institutional allocations, it is entirely understandable; mom and pop’s pension is at risk. »

Lisa Smith, Eze Castle Integration

SEC alert places cyber security risk at forefront

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Cyber security has quickly become a headline risk for hedge fund managers. On 15 April 2014, the SEC issued its Cyber-Security Risk Alert, a detailed 26-point questionnaire that aims to address various elements of a hedge fund’s technical and operational infrastructure to determine how vulnerable it is to cyber attacks and data theft. »

Brian Storms, Liquid Holdings

Financial intermediaries in the driver’s seat

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

New York-based Liquid Holdings Group has developed a real-time risk analytics solution for those who manage multiple accounts, traders or strategies, and as a result require an aggregate view of market and liquidity risks. The new solution, LiquidFIRM (Financial Intermediary Risk Management), is the latest addition to Liquid’s cloud solutions and services. »

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Technology helps unravel risk management complexity

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

Hedge fund investors are taking a more measured approach to their allocation process. They want to understand the alpha proposition and the risk-weighted return profile of a manager but, as important as market risk is, they want assurances that operational risk is being demonstrably managed. »

Laurence Wormald, SunGard APT

APT Enterprise: integrated risk management

Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

“We’ve risen to the challenge to offer a truly integrated risk management approach with APT Enterprise,” comments Laurence Wormald (pictured), COO and head of research, SunGard APT, adding: »

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