Volatility and counterparty risk are the biggest concerns

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by Opalesque, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Opalesque


    Hedge fund managers concerns are focused on real and familiar pain of counterparty and volatility risk, not regulation.

    As it turns out, regulation is not the biggest fear for hedge fund managers. Volatility and counterparty risk are the biggest concerns according to the preliminary results of the Risk Governance Survey performed by PRIMA and Capital Market Risk Advisors.

    The survey, which included 140 participants from 27 countries (the majority of which were US-based) focused on what managers biggest concerns were for the back half of 2009. The survey showed that across the financial industry, regulatory risk is very much a major concern. However, a smaller focus on hedge fund and fund of funds respondents shows that the greater concern lies with the all too real and familiar pains of 2008, which were counterparty risk and volatility.
  2. counterparty risk and volatility always existed. that means they do not concern about any government serious regulation. They know the answer.
  3. What should be of particular interest is that most of the derivatives which they rely upon are in themselves illegal....


    Derivative of what ....?

    Where is the underlying actual asset cash market traded.....from which derivatives and their valuations are derived.....?
  4. May I ask? Does the actual asset have to trade in the cash mkt to make the derivative legal? Why is that?