Mounting concern over regulation burden

Hedge fund managers are emphasising their commitment to compliance and operational best practices as regulators and investors step up their scrutiny of the industry.


The hedge fund industry is bracing itself for a regulatory crackdown. In the US a plan to force hedge fund managers to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is gathering momentum. Across the Atlantic the EU has tabled a controversial directive that will impose stringent regulatory restrictions on hedge funds if enacted in its current form.

These initiatives may be just the tip of the iceberg. Regulators are considering a range of actions aimed at hedge funds covering

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