Hedge funds need to take initiative in political engagement

Hedge funds need to keep on their toes as a sustained, consistent and effective lobby effort is needed nationally and internationally to keep bad regulation off the books.


Hedge funds should not be lulled into a false sense of security (or certainty) just because regulations that many expected to be draconian were for the most part less terrible than expected and far less intrusive than at first feared.

Regulation, particularly in the US through the Dodd-Frank act, may offer some opportunities for managers – particularly as there will be less crowding in some strategies. But the EU’s hamfisted attempt at understanding and trying to regulate the alternatives sector

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