The Carrots and Sticks of Compliance

As the topic of buy-side and hedge fund compliance continues at full sizzle, the proverbial stick of regulatory pressure may be getting more attention from the industry at the moment, but the carrot of more institutional capital and better long-term performance will more forcefully drive implementation of sophisticated compliance systems.

Recent proposals by the SEC mandating more robust and formalized compliance policies and procedures at some investment managers and hedge funds promise to k