Michael Woodrow, President and Founder of Risk Talent Associates, a risk management recruiting firm, was asked to speak at The HedgeWorld Fall Fund Services Conference held on October 21, 2010 at The Metropolitan Club in New York City.
Two sets of panels were run concurrently throughout the day: one set geared toward investors, the other toward managers. Michael Woodrow participated in those geared toward managers which covered a range of issues and topics important to running and managing hedge funds. Specifically, my panel covered the topic, “How have the lessons of the economic collapse – the need to monitor and manage leverage and counterparty relationships chief among them — impacted current risk management practices?” My insights revolved around the effects on risk management recruiting.
In addition to myself, there were four other noteworthy participants in my panel:
- Ezra Zask, Founder and President, Ezra Zask Advisors, LLC
- Damian Handzy, Chairman and CEO, Investor Analytics
- Philip H. Gocke, Managing Director, Options Industry Council
- Peter Niculescu, Partner and Head of Fixed Income Advisory, Capital Market Risk Advisors
To view the full agenda for the HedgeWorld Fall Fund Services Conference go to the HedgeWorld website.