Time for hedge funds to engage in politics

Anti-capitalist protests and increasing regulation of financial services should spur hedge fund managers to think about effective political engagement and changing the mind-set of politicians.


It would be a grave mistake for hedge funds to dismiss the anti-capitalism protesters around the globe as a bunch of crackpots, unemployed layabouts and uneducated/uninformed hippies. This is not a movement that should be ignored. Politicians will take these people seriously because the majority are voters.

Only a few years ago it was rare to find the words ‘hedge fund’ in the financial press let alone the popular media. The financial crisis changed that. At some magical moment when hedge funds

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