Hedge funds face increased regulation and oversight globally

Surviving the avalanche


In the wake of the financial crisis politicians and policymakers worldwide have decided to crack down on hedge fund managers, vehicles and the main domiciling offshore centres. The perceived secrecy of the industry is partly to blame coupled with widespread ignorance and misunderstandings on the part of politicians and policymakers (as well as the public) on just what a hedge fund is and does. The lack of knowledge meant hedge funds and managers were an easy target to blame for the near-colla