Walking a fine line

"The institutionalisation of hedge fund investing is encouraging a greater degree of transparency from hedge fund managers. Risk management is being considered by more managers, especially if they are in the mode of raising money," says Peter Bernard, executive director of Riskmetrics. Smaller hedge fund managers are caught in a vicious circle, Bernard believes, as risk management software is expensive. So, how can they convince investors that their risk management is effective?

Bob Boettcher