Fed Official Sees Major Role For Investors In Reforming Hedge Practices

Apr 19 2007 | 10:45am ET

A U.S. regulatory official had some tough words for hedge funds yesterday, but stuck to the party line that the market is the key to controlling risks.

Jim Embersit, the deputy associate director for market and liquidity risks at the Federal Reserve’s Division of Banking Supervision, said that hedge funds, and the banks that lend to them, have “considerable work” to do to standardize and improve credit terms, risk measurement and transparency. But he laid responsibility for those changes squarely at the feet of investors.

“This is an area that is crying out for leadership in the investor community,” he said, speaking before an audience at New York University's Stern School of Business. “Investors should seek assurances that hedge funds are complying with risk management practices.” He also said that “more work needs to be done in dealer banks.”


In Depth

PAAMCO: Will Inflation Deflate the Asset Bubble?

Jan 30 2018 | 9:49pm ET

As the U.S. shifts from monetary stimulus to fiscal stimulus, market pricing should...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Boost Hedge Fund Marketing ROI By Raising Your ROO

Feb 14 2018 | 9:57pm ET

Tasked with delivering returns on client capital, a common dilemma for many alternative...