Trouble in the family: regulators’ options after Archegos

What rule changes are needed in response to the messy collapse of Bill Hwang’s firm?

“Evil, dark pools of capital that nobody can see and nobody regulates” – that’s how family offices, according to a lawyer at one such US firm, are widely and unfairly perceived since the messy default of Archegos Capital Management.

While these secretive firms may not be evil, market participants agree regulatory changes are necessary to prevent a repeat of the market drama that accompanied the unravelling of Archegos. Three measures have been proposed: capturing total return swaps (TRS) as

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