How Should Hedge Fund Managers Approach Formulating Risk Assessment Plans and What Regulatory Risks Should Be On Their Radar?

On January 30, 2013, consulting firm The Regulatory Fundamentals Group (RFG) and risk management software developer MyComplianceOffice hosted a webinar entitled “Enterprise-Wide Hedge Fund Risk Assessment,” designed to help hedge fund managers understand risk assessments.  More specifically, the webinar described the “framework for conducting an enterprise-wide risk assessment” and highlighted a broad range of legal and regulatory risks to be considered.  Importantly, the speakers pointed out that “regulators other than the SEC and CFTC drive much of the regulation impacting hedge fund managers.”  See, e.g., “Hedge Fund Managers May Be Required to File TIC Form SHC by March 2, 2012,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 6 (Feb. 9, 2012).  This article summarizes key points from the webinar.

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