Ep. 67 The Long-Short | The asset managers that shall not be named

Published: 19 July 2023

The Long-Short is a podcast by the Alternative Investment Management Association, focusing on the very latest insights on the alternative investment industry.

Each episode will examine topical areas of interest from across the alternative investment universe with news, views and analysis delivered by AIMA’s global team, as well as a host of industry experts.

First, they were called “shadow banks”, then they were “non-banks”, neither of which provides much insight into what they are. Who are these amorphous NBFIs and why are regulators so concerned about their potential impact on global financial stability?

To define the indefinable AIMA’s Jiří Król is joined by Karl Wachter, General Counsel at Magnetar Capital and AIMA’s chair, and Martin Moloney, Secretary General of IOSCO to unpick the muddled debate over whether an investment fund can be a bank and how it should be treated by regulators if it does bank-like things.

Among the many areas discussed are private funds’ risk management processes, use of leverage, and liquidity challenges.

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