Step change risk governance in hedge funds due to investor demand, not regulations

Shrinking risk, growing governance


Hedge funds are good at assessing and taking risks. But while this may be the bread and butter of portfolio management, risk governance to some may be new territory.

Risk governance is a systematic approach to the actions and processes an organisation uses to avoid or reduce human and economic errors.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, risk governance has emerged as a key topic. Questions have been raised about the role a board should play in oversight, if funds need a risk committee and wh