risk management

May 19, 2022

Operational risk is defined as the risk of losses stemming from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems, or from external events.[1] This also includes legal risk, which is prevalent in document intensive asset classes such as private debt. While studies have shown that operational risk accounts for 50% of failures[2], such failures are likely to be even higher for private debt, as it has the highest risk across private fund types and requires careful...

May 11, 2022

Nick_FitzpatrickDo you remember how Value at Risk (VaR) – the risk-management metric – came in for much criticism after the financial crisis of 2008? It was once compared to an airbag that works all the time except when you have a car accident.

May 11, 2022

Fund managers talk to Nicholas Pratt about the dangers of ESG metrics that boil complex risks down to a single number.

Apr 26, 2022

/Risk3A new report has revealed a “major shift” among large institutional investors towards assets and markets that are considered to be less risky.

Apr 22, 2022

Attractive valuations, less harsh regulation and the easing cycle of China’s monetary policy mean some managers may be turning positive on the country. Peter Guy speaks to two regional portfolio managers.

Feb 18, 2022

Kate_WebberKate Webber, Lead Product Manager, Fund Services at Northern Trust talks about the digital transformation taking place in the funds industry, and the challenges for asset managers of moving away from legacy technology systems to optimise their data use.

Oct 28, 2021

Steve_CiramiClass action lawsuits are no longer just a US phenomenon. Steve Cirami, of Broadridge Financial Solutions, explains that they are a global legal trend enabling institutional investors to recover losses and maximise returns worldwide.

Sep 13, 2021

Market_volatilityExtreme global market volatility is becoming a fact of life as investors are forced to make ever-riskier choices, says Stephen Jones, CIO of equities and multi-asset & solutions, Aegon Asset Management UK.

Jul 28, 2021

ESGClimate change was high on the agenda at the G7 summit, but investors were disappointed at the outcome, reports Melanie Boulton.

Jul 26, 2021

Winding roadRegulators have increased their focus on liquidity risk in debt funds. Austin Brady of Waystone explains that this prompted Waystone to increase its loans expertise in order to help clients successfully launch loan funds in Ireland or Luxembourg.