Advancing the Field of Quantitative Finance
formerly the IAFE


Event: Why Should Hedge Funds Care About Operational Risk
Date: April 16
Time: 5:30 Registration, 6:00 Program Begins, 7:30 Reception
Merrill Lynch
2 King Edward Street

The Operational Risk Committee of the International Association of Financial Engineers presents

Why Should Hedge Funds Care About Operational Risk?

A repeat of our popular New York Event


David Aldrich
Managing Director, Bank of New York

Jill Eicher
Managing Director, Adaptive Alpha

Reiko Nahum
Founder and CEO, Amber Partners

Said Rafat
Managing Director, Fitch Ratings


Alper Ince
Managing Director, PAAMCO

Does Operational Risk Matter for Hedge Funds?


This session will focus on the issue of whether managing operational risk matters for the hedge fund sector or is purely the “hot topic” of the moment. This lively discussion will include a consideration of whether hedge funds should truly be concerned with issues that have been recently targeted by regulators: mis-pricing, fraud, governance, transparency and reporting. And beyond audacious instances of fraud, how concerned should investors be with establishing that hedge funds know how to run their businesses in addition to managing their portfolios? The discussion will also consider whether hedge funds, as they continue to move into more mainstream financial markets, have the same sort of responsibilities to their investors as other more regulated sectors, such as asset managers and brokers.

A summary of the New York event is available here.


Hosted by:
Merrill Lynch