Panel session: Transparency and hedge funds: Shifting standards to a new paradigm

Thu May 24, 2012


Transparency: what’s good for investors?


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Matthew Roberts, Larry Powell, Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Mark Geene, Nathanaël Benzaken, Sophie van Straelen
A lively panel discussion between four hedge fund investors and an investment consultant put the issue of transparency under the spotlight.

The panel included Nathanaël Benzaken, head of managed account development at Lyxor; Mark Geene, senior investment manager for hedge funds at PGGM Investments; Jean-Pascal Porcherot, head of the alternative solutions group at Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM); Utah State Retirement Fund deputy CIO Larry Powell; and Matthew Roberts, a senior consultant and head of multi-strategy hedge funds at Towers Watson.

"Often, when a manager doesn't give investors transparency it's because he doesn't have to," said Powell - suggesting that some managers have a sense of arrogance about what they do, which smaller investors may...

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