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Laurence WormaldSunGard - London

Risk Management a new best practice for hedge funds

31 July 2014  |  1446 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

For regulators and professional investors alike, it has never been so important for hedge funds to demonstrate a smart, rigorous and integrated approach to risk management as it is today. While investors continue to join the alt-fund queue in search of alpha returns, the lack of an effective risk strategy can be a deal-breaker. Increasingly, to at...

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Laurence WormaldSunGard - London

Telling both sides of the story on risk

13 May 2014  |  1333 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

To attract assets and satisfy both clients and regulators, every buy-side investment strategy needs to tell a good story. But when it comes to risk management, is the story always as complete as it could be? Traditionally, buy-side institutions have used factor models to pinpoint, through attribution, the sources of risk in a portfolio or fund. Sel...

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If Risk Managers Had One Wish

19 April 2013  |  1348 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In our PRMIA risk survey we found that if risk managers could change one thing relating to risk management, they would create a risk culture and find a better way of integrating risk into their inves...

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Laurence WormaldSunGard - London

The risk trinity: regulation, liquidity, counterparty risk

15 April 2013  |  1292 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The post-crisis business environment poses new challenges for risk management. Buy-side firms are faced with a risk challenge trio – the emerging regulatory regimes and the interconnectedness of finan...

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Laurence WormaldSunGard - London

Finding the hidden beta in risk management

26 March 2013  |  2376 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Separating the alpha from the beta - savvy investors know they need to separate the alpha, or investment gains made from decisions made by manager, from the beta, or returns attributable to the market...

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Laurence WormaldSunGard - London

The Risk Gap

04 March 2013  |  2518 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Post-Lehman, risk information has been in high demand. Still, there seems to exist a “risk gap” among risk managers and risk takers including fund managers and traders in the front office who continue...

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Laurence WormaldSunGard - London

Building a risk mitigation culture for asset managers

03 July 2012  |  2676 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Asset managers are facing a catch-22. More frequent and larger risk volatility shocks are on the cards. At the same time, restricted budgets and resources mean they aren’t getting a clear understandin...

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