Monday, 20 October 2014
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Oct 22 2008 | 12:23pm ET
With capital adequacy a life-and-death issue for hedge funds in the current market crisis, one industry association is offering a hand.
The Alternative Investment Management Association, the chief lobbyist for hedge funds in the U.K., is not offering a capital infusion, but instead has updated its guidance on how to implement internal capital adequacy assessments.
“The hedge fund industry has embraced the capital adequacy debate proactively and the sophisticated risk management techniques undertaken by hedge funds make this framework possible,” Andrew Baker, deputy CEO of AIMA, said.
The revision to the original guidance promulgated last July is designed to reflect the new world faced by hedge funds following the financial catastrophe that has frozen credit markets, plunged equities markets into wild volatility and claimed several major Wall Street and British financial services firms. It includes examples of capital-adequacy assessments put in place by other companies.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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