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HF Investors and Managers Differ On Impact of New Regulations

All About Alpha – Hedge fund managers are a good deal more apprehensive about the consequences of newly imposed regulations in the U.S. and Europe than are their investors, according to a survey newly released by Preqin and discussed in its January 2013 “Hedge Fund Spotlight.”

Forty-two percent of the managers asked said that they believe the recent wave of regulations will have a negative impact on the hedge fund industry. The second most common response (at 35 percent) was that such regulations would have no impact on the industry. This leaves only the remaining 23 percent maintaining that it will have a positive impact.

Of the investors questioned, though, only 33 percent indicated that the regulation will have a negative impact. Though this is still a significant percentage, it is 9 percent less than the corresponding number for managers.

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