Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing: Adapting to a New Era

Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing: Adapting to a New Era

Author(s): David P. Belmont

Published Online: 21 MAR 2012 09:43AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470827260

Online ISBN: 9781118390511

DOI: 10.1002/9781118390511

About this Book

The ultimate guide to dealing with hedge fund risk in a post-Great Recession world

Hedge funds have been faced with a variety of new challenges as a result of the ongoing financial crisis. The simultaneous collapse of major financial institutions that were their trading counterparties and service providers, fundamental and systemic increases in market volatility and illiquidity, and unrelenting demands from investors to redeem their hedge fund investments have conspired to make the climate for hedge funds extremely uncomfortable. As a result, many funds have failed or been forced to close due to poor performance. Managing Hedge Fund Risk and Financing: Adapting to a New Era brings together the many lessons learned from the recent crisis.

Advising hedge fund managers and CFOs on how to manage the risk of their investment strategies and structure relationships to best insulate their firms and investors from the failures of financial counterparties, the book looks in detail at the various methodologies for managing hedge fund market, credit, and operational risks depending on the hedge fund's investment strategy. Also covering best practice ISDA, Prime Brokerage, Fee and Margin Lock Up, and including tips for Committed Facility lending contracts, the book includes everything you need to know to learn from the events of the past to inform your future hedge fund dealings.

  • Shows how to manage hedge fund risk through the application of financial risk modelling and measurement techniques as well as the structuring of financial relationships with investors, regulators, creditors, and trading counterparties
  • Written by a global finance expert, David Belmont, who worked closely with hedge fund clients during the crisis and experienced first hand what works
  • Explains how to profit from the financial crisis

In the wake of the Financial Crisis there have been calls for more stringent management of hedge fund risk, and this timely book offers comprehensive guidelines for CFOs looking to ensure world-class levels of corporate governance.

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