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Hedge Fund Group Proposes Rules to Avert Intervention

Bloomberg – A group of hedge funds offered to increase disclosure to head off demands from politicians on at least two continents for more transparency.

“We know which way the wind is blowing,” said Andrew Baker, chief executive of London-based Alternative Investment Management Association, the industry’s largest lobby group. “We see a lot of this as inevitable and we’d like to put ourselves in a position to say, ‘You don’t have to drag this out of us.’”

European leaders meeting in Berlin on Feb. 22 said they want to subject the $1.4 trillion industry to more regulation because hedge funds “may present a systemic risk” to world economies, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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