EU should regulate not demonise hedge funds-Sweden
guardian.co.uk – A minister for Sweden, which took over the EU presidency on Wednesday, said hedge funds and private equity firms needed regulation but should not be viewed as a primary cause of the global financial crisis.
Speaking after a visit by the European Commission to Stockholm to mark the Nordic country’s start in the six-month presidency, Financial Markets Minister Mats Odell cautioned against "overzealous" regulation.
What was needed, he told Reuters, was well-considered, balanced regulation that helped avoid systemic risk.
"I believe there is an exaggerated view in some countries that private equity and hedge funds helped pull us into the crisis," Odell told Reuters.
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