The hedge fund industry has undergone major changes since the financial crisis as the industry becomes more institutionalised with increased transparency and regulations forcing a re-think of industry priorities. These topics were the basis of the discussion, moderated by Peter Sanchez, CEO of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services, at this year’s Nordic Hedge Award in Stockholm.
Transparency is an issue that has been widely debated within the hedge fund industry ever since the financial crisis and remains a major topic of discussion despite improvements.
A recent survey by Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services shows that there is still a discrepancy between asset managers and investors. Sanchez quoted the survey saying that the vast majority of managers believe their investors are “satisfied” with the transparency they receive. However, slightly less than half of investors would like more or substantially more transparency than they get today.
Sanchez is joined on the podium by Martin Källström, Head of Alternative Investments at AP1, David Rindegren, portfolio manager at Carnegie Asset Management in Copenhagen, Wollert Hvide, CEO of Norwegian Sector Asset Management and Anders Holst portfolio manager at Swedish. Lynx Asset Management.
The full transcript of the discussion can be read here: A Nordic view on transparency, regulation and industry priorities