Weight of regulation could stall growth of hedge fund industry

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Hedge funds worry regulation could stall innovation and growth

Politically driven regulations are limiting hedge fund development. EU regulations in particular are misguided and not adding as much value to regulators and investors as intended.

Prior to the financial crisis, there was not enough regulation of the industry but now the onslaught has almost halted growth, according to Christian Szylar, global head of risk at Marshall Wace.

"If regulation is clever and considers the real world of hedge funds and adds real value to investors, there is value. The