Call for position-level data to monitor hedge fund risk

Academics echo Bank of England complaints over incomplete data

Bank of England

UK financial regulators do not have access to the most accurate hedge fund statistics, according to financial academics, echoing concerns from a series of Bank of England officials and reports that data collected on hedge funds gives regulators a "limited" and "incomplete" picture of the systemic risk they pose.

Last year the Bank's governor Mark Carney complained to the UK Parliament's Treasury Committee that the quality of fund flow data for the hedge fund industry "fall[s] short of our need f