Waiting and watching the regulators

What impact do you expect impending regulation to have on the legal profession and hedge fund clients? Will there be permanent and significant changes? What will be the main regulatory concerns hedge funds will face in the future?


“Given the current international political climate,” notes Henry Smith at Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands, “it is likely that there will be increased regulation of hedge fund managers. But the format and scope of that regulation is not yet clear.”

He thinks it is likely there will be registration requirements for managers and increased due diligence as a starting point at the least. “We are seeing more investor-driven due diligence on fund managers and more investors demanding to see

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