Loosening Europe's regulatory belt

As most alternative investment groups will admit, or even insist, hedge funds are not interested in retail money.

Why bother with the mere few thousand that a retail investor adds to the equation, especially when you factor in the added hassle they bring on the side of compliance, demands for transparency and the administration burden. Preferable is the institutional investor, one client ' US$100,000 as a minimum and the additional bonus of dealing with only one client's demands for that price '