Esma warns of UK-sized hole in Europe’s fund leverage radar

Executive at hedge fund AQR also urges reform of EU leverage measures to better assess risk

Brexit hole

Steffen Kern, head of risk analysis at the European Securities and Markets Authority, warns of a €266 billion gap in the European Union’s surveillance of hedge funds once the UK exits its place in the EU single market on December 31, 2020.

“Brexit will take out from our observable funds 80% of the hedge fund market in the European Union,” said Kern, during a virtual conference held on November 25 and hosted by the European Commission to discuss a review of EU rules for alternative investment

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