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The specific regulations that deal specifically with hedge funds

Hedge Fund Insurance: A Good Investment?

Hedge Fund managers spend endless amounts of time and money analyzing and determining the appropriate investments to hedge risk in their portfolios. Can any manager afford to disregard the risks in their business? Originally set-up by Alfred Jones in 1949 to eliminate risk by holding long positions and short-selling other stocks, the Hedge Fund industry has mushroomed in size to [...]

Navigating the Regulation of Hedge Fund Marketing

By JAMES R. HEDGES, IV, PARTNER, AND CHARLOTTE LUER, PARTNER, LJH FINANCIAL MARKETING STRATEGIES, AND LUCINDA O. MCCONATHY, PARTNER, AND PATRICIA C. O’PREY, PARTNER, RICHARDS KIBBE & ORBE LLP Marketing a hedge fund involves a myriad of considerations, including compliance not only with the regulatory requirements and restrictions of the jurisdiction in which the hedge fund is domiciled, but also [...]

Regulation D

According to Wikipedia, Regulation D is a regulation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is also a term for an investment strategy, mostly associated with hedge funds, based upon that regulation. It provides a “safe harbor” from the general requirement that all offerings of securities be registered with the SEC, and also exempts certain offerings which total under [...]

Hedge Fund Marketing

A hedge fund manager and/or any person acting on its behalf may not solicit an investment into a hedge fund through any type of “general solicitation” or general advertisement” under Section (c) of Regulation D. Therefore hedge fund managers rely upon hedge fund advisory services to handle capital introduction services and the distribute hedge funds directly to qualified clients. The [...]

MSRB Clarifies Obligations Under Investor Protection Rules

On January 22, 2008, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) issued a notice to clarify the obligations of broker/dealers and other municipal bond dealers in regard to investor protection rules as applied to transactions in insured municipal securities (the Notice). In summary, those broker/dealers and others who effect transactions in insured municipal bonds need to consider actual and potential rating [...]

Making your hedge fund website SEC compliant

Internet websites have to be careful with respect to general solicitations and advertising, and thus must limit the content of the website in addition to the people who have access to the site. Hedge fund advisers using the Internet to market hedge funds are subject to the same registration exemptions as they would be in engaging in private offerings. If [...]