The majority of British asset managers and hedge funds say that risk management requirements have changed as a result of recent market volatility, according to a new survey.
Research conducted by Sophis, a provider of risk and portfolio management solutions, has 73% believing it is essential to have an integrated view of risk that includes derivatives. Three-quarters will increase the volume of stress tests and VAR reports that they carry out and 65% will improve pricing and data models.
”The buy-side recognizes that it needs the same robust systems and processes as the sell-side, regardless of whether new regulation is introduced or not,” said Sebastien Roussotte, chief operating offering. “Institutional and retail investors alike need to have confidence that their investments are being well-managed. Asset managers and hedge funds will increasingly be asked for transparency and regular reporting not only about performance of their funds but also about the risks that are being taken.”