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Clarus Risk and PRIIPsHub announce Partnership

Clarus Risk, a niche FinTech firm, has entered into a partnership agreement with PRIIPsHub, a data infrastructure that facilitates the exchange of PRIIPs and MiFID II-related documents and data. PRIIPs, or Packaged Retail and Insurance based Investment Products, primarily aims to provide standardized pre-contractual information for investors and applies to any firm, including UCITS and […]

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How Alternative Funds Can Fight off the Passive Investing Threat with Smarter Transparency Tools

The global financial crisis and subsequent financial re-regulation elevated the importance of risk management within the alternative funds industry. The prevalent view, to date, has been that these additional demands simply equate to a greater compliance burden, and cost, but otherwise it remains business as usual. That perception is now evolving, and with it, the […]

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The Independent UCITS Platform selects Clarus Risk for FinTech solution

Clarus Risk, a niche FinTech provider of high quality, customisable risk solutions, is pleased to announce that the Independent UCITS Platform (‘Independent UCITS’), a family of UCITS funds platforms, has chosen Clarus Risk to develop and deploy a post-trade processing solution (‘PTP’) and to provide intra-day RiskMonitor® reporting for the recently launched WVS Macro Fund […]

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Clarus wins Wealth & Finance INTL FinTech award

We are delighted to announce that Clarus Risk has been awarded Best Risk Reporting FinTech Provider – Western Europe in the 2017 Wealth & Finance INTL FinTech Awards. Award winners are decided by a combination of votes gathered from FinTech INTL’s network of respected industry partners as well as a rigorous in-house research which carefully […]

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Clarus Risk MD to speak at European risk management event

Max Hilton, Managing Director of Clarus Risk, has been invited to present at the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) 2017 Forum. The event takes place on 15 – 18 October in Monte Carlo. Mr Hilton will be joining a prestigious line up of industry experts who will be making presentations and running workshops […]

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Clarus Risk wins three categories at 12th Annual ACQ5 Global Awards

Clarus Risk, a niche FinTech provider of high quality, customisable risk reporting solutions has been honoured with wins in three categories of the ACQ5 Global Awards for 2017: UK – Niche Fintech Company of the Year Offshore – Niche Fintech Company of the Year Offshore – Financial Risk Management Solutions Provider of the Year “The […]

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Clarus Risk to feature at Risk Supervision Event in London, June 6th

Max Hilton of Clarus Risk will speak at “Risk Supervision & ManCo platforms: The View of Investors” in London on June 6th. For more information on the event please use this link.

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Clarus Risk shortlisted for 3 HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards

Clarus Risk is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for 3 awards at the 2017 HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards. Below are the categories that we have been shortlisted in: Best AIFMD Solution Best risk management technology provider Most innovative technology provider The annual HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards are an […]

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Clarus Risk to feature at the IFI Global 2017 London Conference

Clarus Risk will feature at the IFI Global 2017 London Conference on January 26th. Max Hilton will be a panelist, speaking on fund governance & risk supervision. Please use this link for more details or to register.

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Evolving Role of Risk Management

As it develops its coverage of risk management for directors, The NED invited Max Hilton of Clarus Risk to discuss the evolution of risk management over the last few years and why this has become a more important topic for fund boards.  

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Clarus Risk acquires Laven Partners’ PE risk practice

Clarus Risk, a leading institutional risk solutions firm, has entered into a strategic partnership with Laven Partners, the global consultancy and regulatory software publisher, servicing the financial services industry. The deal, completed on 5 October 2016, will see Clarus Risk acquire Laven Partners’ private equity risk measurement practice and methodologies, and become the associated risk measurement […]

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Clarus Risk to present at FinVention 2016

Clarus Risk is pleased to be presenting at FinVention 2016 on November 1st in Guernsey, an interactive forum showcasing the best in innovative technological products and services in the FinTech, digital and start-up sectors.

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Empiric Managed Capital select Clarus Risk’s RiskMonitor solution

Clarus Risk, a leading provider of institutional investment risk solutions, is pleased to announce that Empiric Managed Capital (‘Empiric’), a systematic global long/short equities fund, has chosen to employ Clarus Risk’s RiskMonitor solution for the Empiric Managed Capital Master Fund. Empiric launched the Master Fund in November 2015, and is currently preparing to launch a […]

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Mitigating Fiduciary Risk For Investment Portfolios – October 18th, Guernsey

Clarus Risk and Centillion Consulting are pleased to provide an investment compliance breakfast seminar, ‘Mitigating Fiduciary Risk For Investment Portfolios’ at the St Pierre Park Hotel on October 18th. Following the release of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission Thematic on Fiduciary Decision Making in Respect of Assets under Trust, this session will provide: An overview of requirements […]

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Clarus Risk wins three categories at the 11th Annual ACQ5 Global Awards

Clarus Risk, a leading provider of financial risk management solutions, has been honoured with wins in three categories of the ACQ5 Global Awards for 2016: UK – Niche Fintech Company of the Year Offshore – Niche Fintech Company of the Year Offshore – Financial Risk Management Solutions Provider of the Year Clarus Risk’s Managing Director […]

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Clarus Risk receives fintech accreditation for risk management solutions

Clarus Risk, a leading provider of financial risk management solutions, has been awarded the GoodAccredited Standard 2016 by Goodacre UK. Goodacre UK is a business and technology consultancy working exclusively with regulated companies and suppliers in the financial services sector and is an accredited training provider of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) […]

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Risk Management in Financial Services

This is the third in a series of risk management articles submitted by the Malta Association of Risk Management (MARM) for the Accountant, written by Max Hilton. To access the article please use this link.

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Clarus Risk Limited recognised for innovation

Acquisition International Magazine has recognised Clarus Risk as one of its ‘Most Innovative Offshore Companies of 2016’. Clarus Risk is a fintech firm providing financial risk management solutions primarily to investment funds, family offices, trust companies and financial institutions. Its primary offering, RiskMonitor®, provides transparent risk supporting to meet the needs of the post-recession financial […]

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RiskMonitor® named ‘Best Risk Measurement Reporting Solution’ in 2016 Offshore Excellence Awards

RiskMonitor® – Clarus Risk’s core financial risk solution – has been named the Best Risk Measurement Reporting Solution in the 2016 Offshore Excellence Awards, organised by Acquisition International magazine. Clarus Risk provides financial technology solutions primarily to investment funds, family offices, trust companies and other financial institutions. The company’s core solution, RiskMonitor®, has been developed […]

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Clarus Risk to feature at the Evolution of Alternative Asset Management Series

Clarus Risk will feature at the IFI Global Evolution of Alternative Asset Management Series in Guernsey on April 26th. Max Hilton will be a panellist, discussing risk supervision for fund boards. For more information or to attend please email Tamara Sims at IFI Global or contact us.

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RiskMonitor provides comprehensive performance and risk attribution

Leveraging a Multi-Asset Risk model and a library of several hundred market indices, RiskMonitor® now provides comprehensive performance attribution in addition to risk attribution for long-only as well as multi-asset funds and portfolios with the following features: a traditional attribution analysis intended for portfolios managed with reference to an index a factor based attribution analysis […]

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Growing importance of risk management for fund boards

To provide both background and context on the growing importance of risk management for fund boards The NED invited Max Hilton to outline the issues confronting directors. For a copy of the article please use this link.

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Clarus Risk to feature at the IFI Global 2016 London Conference

Clarus Risk will feature at the IFI Global 2016 London Conference on February 23rd. Max Hilton will be a panellist, speaking on risk management & fund governance. Please use this link for more details or to register.

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Clarus Risk benchmarks now available in CAD and CHF

In addition to GBP, EUR and USD daily composite benchmarks, which have been available since 2011, Clarus Risk now provides daily composite benchmark indices in CAD and CHF for low, medium and high risk mandates. The benchmarks are comprised of investable assets within equity, fixed income, alternative and cash asset classes and are made available to clients […]

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Applying fundamental analysis to hedge funds

Successful investment in hedge funds should be based on well-reasoned analysis. Analysis of past performance and related statistical inference may not be able to capture adverse changes in fundamental risks, such as leverage and liquidity. This session, from CFA UK’s Performance & Risk Special Interest Group, will show how fundamental analysis of readily available financial […]

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Risk, Governance & Compliance for Financial Institutions 2015

This ebook is a resource to help financial institutions better recognise and manage risks, governance and compliance challenges. Clarus Risk’s article ‘The Growing Role of Financial Risk Management’ features in Chapter 1. Please use this link to access the ebook or contact us to request a copy.

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Financial Risk Seminar – Malta March 24th

Clarus Risk is pleased to participate in a half-day financial risk seminar with the Castille Institute in Malta on March 24th 2015. This seminar will cover technical issues in implementing risk measurement solutions as well as some practical challenges faced in risk management and in meeting the requirements of the AIFMD. For more information on […]

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The Future Structure of the Offshore Fund Industry

Max Hilton, managing director of Clarus Risk, will be a panelist at “The Future Structure of the Offshore Fund Industry” event to be held in Jersey on March 2nd and discussing developments in regulation, risk management and taxation. The event is organized by IFI Global, Alternative Domicile Intelligence, AIFMD Tracker Service, and The NED. Please use this link […]

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Risk Management (Director Development)

Clarus Risk are pleased to participate in the GTA’s 2015 Director Development Series. On 19th February at the GTA University Centre, Max Hilton CFA, Managing Director of Clarus Risk will provide a seminar which will look at management of risk at Board level, systems and controls needed to identify and mitigate risk and case studies where […]

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Clarus Risk to speak at 2015 London Conference focusing on AIFMD, Domiciliation, Tax & Governance

Max Hilton, managing director of Clarus Risk, will be a panelist at “The Alternative Fund Industry’s Structure” event in London on February 5 discussing the impact of AIFMD on risk management. The event is organized by IFI Global, Alternative Domicile Intelligence, AIFMD Tracker Service, and The NED. Please use this link for more details.

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Clarus Risk signs up global alternative funds platform

Clarus Risk Limited, a leading provider of institutional investment risk solutions, is pleased to announce that Emerging Asset Management (EAM), a global business supporting small to medium-sized fund managers, will employ Clarus Risk’s RiskMonitor® solution on its Bermuda and US hedge fund platforms. EAM will use RiskMonitor® to monitor market, liquidity and investment risk of […]

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Risk Management Seminar – October 8th

Clarus Risk is delighted to participate in a seminar on risk management on Wednesday 8 October at the Colborne Room of the OGH Hotel, Guernsey. The seminar will open for registration at 8am with the speakers beginning at 8.15am. Tea, coffee and pastries will be served. Max Hilton of Clarus Risk will be speaking alongside […]

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Will we ever be able to provide comparable, net, risk-adjusted return figures?

An informal, networking discussion event to be held at The Vintry, London on July 9th. Will we ever be able to provide comparable, net, risk-adjusted return figures and would it be ethical to do so? Will it ever be possible to deliver genuine cost comparisons and, in a world in which risk measurements can be […]

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Monitoring Alternative Fund Risk

Regulations such as the AIFMD and Solvency II require risk measurement of less liquid asset classes, such as real estate. ‘Monitoring Alternative Fund Risk’ was published in the Spring Issue 2014 of Professional Investor magazine. Contact us to request a copy of this article.

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Risk Management AIFMD Workshop

Clarus Risk will run two workshops for the NED Forum on March 12th, discussing the role of risk management and the risk requirements of the AIFMD. For more information please use this link.

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Risk Management in the AIFMD era

Clarus Risk will present at the Global Fund Domiciles & Governance Forum 2014 in London on January 30th, 2014. For more information please see this link.

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Risk in Investment Management – London, 06/12/13

CFA UK has co-organised this important seminar with the IMA. The purpose is to investigate the impact of risk management on the business of managing investments and the practical issues to consider in developing good risk management practices. For more details on the event please use this link.

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Independent Risk Monitoring

Max Hilton of Clarus Risk explains the importance of risk reporting and what sets a risk solutions provider apart in this article published in HFMWeek.

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Changing Risk Culture

With regulatory changes among the greatest obstacles for managers today, HFMWeek catches up with Max Hilton of Clarus Risk to talk about the changes the AIFMD has brought to Malta.

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AIFMD means more focus on risk

Risk management is critically important in the AIFMD era. The attached article appeared in the June issue of Alternative Domicile Intelligence magazine.

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Interview with HFMWeek

An interview with HFMWeek on the risks and compliance issues facing fund service providers, providing a description of Clarus Risk services in the context of financial regulation. A full copy of the article is available via this link: Providing Clarity

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Clarus launches AIFMD risk solutions

Clarus Risk AIFMD Solutions The arrival of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will fundamentally alter the global alternative funds industry affecting all funds distributing within the EU*. AIFMD requires a permanent and independent risk function and introduces an increased role for the board with regards to oversight. Clarus Risk can provide independent expertise […]

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Challenges in Risk Management

With the AIFMD set to be implemented in 2013 this is an opportune time for investment firms to review their risk management framework and functions. ‘Challenges in Risk Management’ was published in the Winter Issue of Professional Investor magazine and shortlisted for The 2012 Wincott Foundation Prize for best article. Contact us to request a copy.

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Clarus Risk Limited claims compliance with the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct

Clarus Risk Limited claims compliance with the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. This claim has not been verified by CFA Institute. Please contact us if you would like to receive a one page copy of the Code and Standards, or visit www.cfainstitute.org.

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Clarus Risk releases composite benchmark indices

Clarus Risk has released daily composite benchmark indices in GBP, EUR and USD for low, medium and high risk mandates. The benchmarks are comprised of investable assets within equity, fixed income, alternative and cash asset classes.

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Clarus Risk releases first monthly market update report

As of September 1st 2011, we have begun a monthly market update report with the aim of summarizing key asset class data in a timely and concise fashion.

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Monitoring Managers: How to Avoid Another Madoff

Article published by CFA Institute, September 2010

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