Hedge funds ‘cannot be too paranoid' on reputational risk

Lawyer advises counter-strike against dirty tricks campaigns

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As every hedge fund manager knows, where there's money there's malevolence, and with intangible assets accounting for ever more of a company's worth, reputation is where the money is.

In this environment, deliberate reputation sabotage is fast becoming the weapon of choice for those hoping to gain from your loss. With shorting shares, rumour-mongering and press tip-offs all becoming more common, investors are looking to hedge fund owners to identify threats and protect their investments.

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