FSA reviews hedge fund risks

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Amid growing concern over the market impact of hedge funds following reported losses from highly leveraged credit trading strategies in May, the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) published a discussion paper on the sector last month. The report, which identifies the key risks posed by hedge funds, raises the prospect of enhanced supervisory oversight of those 'high-impact' funds domiciled in the UK.

"We view hedge funds as a significant, useful and growing asset class through their role

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