Fund managers eye hedge fund stress tests

Reuters – Fund managers need to stress-test worst-case scenarios more rigorously before investing in hedge funds, industry participants at a hedge fund conference said on Thursday.

Many existing stress tests, used to gauge how funds will perform in extreme market conditions, failed to identify potential problems during the financial crisis, leaving investors exposed to steep losses.

"Many allocators used models that failed to take into consideration certain risk factors, simply because they had never been seen as risks before," Mark Schindler, portfolio manager of alternative assets at Clariden Leu, told Reuters on the sidelines of the GAIM annual industry conference.

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