Germany further loosens its hedge fund straightjacket


Almost at a stroke, Germany's hedge funds investment regulation is switching from being one of the most conservative in Europe to one of the most liberal in a process delivering equal treatment of German and foreign funds.Germany's radical liberalisation of its highly conservative investment regulations and discriminatory tax rules opens up huge opportunities for hedge funds, especially EEA-domiciled hedge funds. Best estimates show that if German investors follow the international pattern a