Sweden strides towards a stricter hedge fund regulation regime

Legislative changes designed to protect investors could see the relatively relaxed regulations the Swedish hedge fund industry has enjoyed since its beginnings six years ago tightened.

A government committee is due to put final recommendations to the Swedish parliament by the end of November, following an interim report delivered in June, that will call for stricter limits on placing capital plus put greater restrictions on sales to retail investors.

Sweden's hedge fund industry has grown rapidl