Analysing hedge fund risk

ACADEMIC PAPER

The ability to detect and analyse the underlying risks in hedge funds and funds of hedge funds is crucial when allocating capital to the alternative asset management space. François-Serge Lhabitant of Kedge Capital and the Edhec Business School explains that encountering risk is no bad thing in itself, as it is usually accompanied with the potential for healthy returns.

When investing in hedge funds, the control of risk should be of primary importance, while gaining some return in excess of