The following is an eidted version of the statement from Paul Atkins, SEC commissioner, who voted against the SEC's proposal in June to have all hedge funds managing more than $25m registered.

"In a well-intentioned effort to be proactive, we are proposing a rule that compels advisers to thousands of hedge funds to register with the Commission.

The consequences of this action are far-reaching. We cannot hide from the fact that this apparently simple proposal creates a new regulatory regime. I fear

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