Commission on the defensive over hedge fund regulation

LONDON – The European Union's controversial attempt to regulate the hedge fund industry in the wake of the financial crisis continues to ruffle feathers in London, where 85% of EU funds are based. The draft Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive, first tabled in April and now being debated by MEPs, already has more than a thousand amendments to be ironed out by the European Parliament and Council.

Claus Tollmann, a member of the Commission's asset management unit, was forced to defend

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