HFWG sets hedge fund best-practice standards

NEWS IN BRIEF

With a focus on enhanced risk management and governance, the voluntary standards include recommendations for managers to adopt an independent process for valuing portfolios, guidelines for robust fund governance to handle conflicts of interest between managers and investors, and enhanced disclosure to investors.

Compliance with the standards will be voluntary and will operate on a comply-or-explain basis. A new Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) is being set up to act as custodian. The trustee

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