From black box to open book: Hedge fund trust and transparency (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

April 2012

KEYWORDS: Asian Hedge Funds, transparency, hedge funds, Off Shore Hedge Funds, Institutional Investors, Hedge Fund Managers, Prime Brokerage, due diligence, administrator, Third-party administrator, Hedge Fund Regulation, Liquidity

Authors:

Mike Greenstein, Robert Grome

Organizations:
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Summary:

In the three years since the credit crisis, the Asian hedge fund industry has come under pressure from investors to build trust by improving corporate governance, strengthening operations and providing more transparency into the controls in place.  We believe, however, that there is room for further improvements related to conflicts of interest and operational controls to allow the sector to truly fulfill its long-term growth potential.  As allocations to Asian managed hedge funds increase, trust and transparency will now be crucial factors in winning investors’ favour for allocations of assets.

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