The drive to standardise

FEATURE: VALUATION STANDARDS

Since Hedge Fund & Investment Technology last examined the issue of buy-side valuation processes nearly two years ago, asset and hedge fund managers have become even more active in derivatives and other more complex, often illiquid security types. But questions about how to best price these instruments for risk management, reporting and analysis purposes have yet to be fully addressed; indeed, the need for standardised, automated valuation processes has become more acute.

By Stewart Eisenhar

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