Reuters unveils risk management system for hedge funds

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LONDON – Financial markets data provider Reuters has announced the launch of a new risk management solution for the hedge fund industry.

Reuters claims the new service, JRisk On Demand, will be a configurable tool that will provide real-time risk management information to fund managers.

The announcement comes just weeks after financial leaders meeting in Germany mooted plans to introduce some form of regulation into the hedge fund industry, an as-yet unregulated market. Such talk has raised concerns among both fund managers and investors that the adoption of a regulatory framework could spell disaster for the booming market by prohibiting many of the high-risk and complex procedures employed to leverage profits.

"JRisk On Demand marks a milestone by providing tailored risk management to the hedge fund industry. We are meeting the demand for real-time, cross-asset risk management coupled with reliability. As a hosted solution it makes state-of-the-art risk management an easy and immediate reality for hedge funds," said Andrew White, global head of Reuters Trade and Risk Management.

Reuters believes the growing appetite for risk and increased volume of trades means hedge funds must now demand real-time risk positions rather than rely on end-of-day calculations.

The news service hopes to meet this need with the JRisk On Demand product, by providing multi-asset class coverage and real-time risk management functions on a single platform.

Reuters is showcasing the solution at the Global Alternative Investment Management conference in Monaco, until June 20.

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