External oversight of risk is emerging as a key part of the alternative fund business – in European offshore as well onshore jurisdictions. It might still be a cottage industry today but it will undoubtedly become a more important part of the alternative fund investing landscape in the future.

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What is the real value of risk governance? What are the benefits and what are the costs? And how many people are qualified – and available - to take on this role in the jurisdictions where alternative funds are domiciled?

As risk governance grows in importance as a discipline, in the alternative fund business, these are questions that need to be raised. The NED is hosting a seminar on June 6 to address these matters (which subscribers not in London can follow by webcast).

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