Panel debate: Hedge fund CEOs – opportunities in a changing world

Wed May 25, 2011

Operating in a much-changed industry

CEOs Paul Ruddock, Manny Roman, Klaus Jäntti and Peter Harrison discuss the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the industry
A high-quality panel of prominent hedge fund CEOs began by considering whether, post-crisis, the hedge fund industry has turned a corner.

RWC chief executive Peter Harrison answered: "Yes, but not indisputably and not everywhere." The environment is more benign than it was two years ago, he said, and managers have been reminded that they are fiduciaries – which he viewed as a positive development. "I’d say we’re on the mend, but we’re probably not out of hospital yet," he added. "It’s a very different industry now."

Lansdowne co-founder Paul Ruddock pointed to a greater focus on counterparty risk and said that risk management standards have generally improved a great deal – all of which was helping to create a stronger industry – while Brummer CEO Klaus Jäntti also...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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