Regulation consternation

Firm proposals for regulating South African hedge funds are due by mid-2010. But some managers question the need for more regulation.

Financial market turmoil has boosted global efforts to regulate the hedge fund industry. Although hedge funds were not at the epicentre of the financial crisis, they have nonetheless been targeted in the ensuing regulatory backlash. Bodies including the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision, the Group of 20, the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the Financial Stability Board are all seeking to subject hedge funds to more extensive regulation. In Europe and the US, hedge

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