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Risk Management Services

What is Risk Management?

Risk Management is the identification, assessment and management of the key factors which might affect a portfolio of alternative investments or its administration.

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), together with regulatory handbook updates across Europe, has introduced specific Risk Management requirements. AIFMD has, in particular, increased the complexity of reporting and the importance of evidencing compliance with a risk management policy.

What must Fund Managers do?

Fund Managers must now document their timely consideration of market, credit, liquidity, counterparty and operational risks in accordance with a policy that complies with the wider threshold requirements of their regulator.

Risks must be identified and mitigated by a dedicated Risk Management team that is functionally and hierarchically separate from the Portfolio Management team and has direct senior representation to the Boards of both the manager and the underlying funds.

This process must be reviewed periodically to ensure its effectiveness and continued compliance with evolving legislation.

How can Ipes help?

Ipes helps to identify, measure and monitor risk continuously. Our intelligent approach is designed to give you peace of mind. We help clients formulate their policy, train staff, identify risks, review results, test compliance and update that policy as required.

Our expert staff partner with you through our online platform Capital Tracker which gives live access to your information and status. Managers therefore retain responsibility for Risk Management in compliance with the AIFMD.

Why choose Ipes?

Risk Management is a service being offered by Ipes to help fund managers everywhere comply with the requirements of the AIFMD.

Managers can focus on investments and investors while Ipes supports their operational, technical and regulatory requirements.

  • We know our stuff: Ipes’ knowledge of alternative assets keeps you up to speed with evolving legislation

  • We use customised technology to suit your needs: The application of the principles set out in the AIFMD must be tailored to individual AIFMs and the profile of the risk that they seek to manage
  • We support your performance: Managing risk helps ensure that the fund costs are controlled which can help support investment performance
  • You see what we see: Our bespoke online platform moulds to your needs, minimises risk and puts you in control
  • We are independent: The AIFMD demands that investment management firms establish an independent Risk Management function. We meet the independence criteria in full
  • We make the complex easy: We take on complex challenges and make them easy to understand and relatively straightforward for clients to implement 

Key contacts

Barry McClay

Barry McClay

Chief Operating Officer

Guernsey

Nigel Strachan

Nigel Strachan

Group Head of Business Development

Jersey

Gary Mauger

Gary Mauger

Operations Director

Guernsey

Mark Coppin

Mark Coppin

Operations Director

London

Simon Henin

Simon Henin

Managing Director

Luxembourg