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Measurisk crosses 1,000 hedge fund milestone


Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Author: Hedgeweek.com

Risk analytics provider Measurisk, an affiliate of J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services, has crossed an industry milestone in modelling the full positions of over 1,000 hedge funds.

This makes it the largest position-based hedge fund analytical platform in the industry.

Measurisk acts as an independent intermediary facilitating the flow of risk information between hedge funds and investors. It receives the full positions from the hedge funds, but only provides summary risk and exposure statistics to investors. In this way, investors receive the risk transparency they need, while hedge fund managers maintain the confidentiality of their individual positions.

The platform now includes managers that collectively make up more than 50 per cent of the total USD1.3trn hedge fund industry assets.

'We are excited that the industry has chosen Measurisk as the preferred outlet to bridge the needs of both the investor and the manager," says Andrew Lapkin, president of Measurisk. "In today's markets, transparency and risk management are paramount. Position-based risk information provides investors with a higher level of information necessary to make the best investment decisions - especially when having to navigate these difficult market environments.'