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EU Law May Cost Pension Industry Billions of Euros, AIMA Claims

Bloomberg – The European Union’s plan to regulate hedge funds will cost the bloc’s pension industry about 25 billion euros ($36 billion) a year, the Alternative Investment Management Association said.

The proposed law would drive pension funds toward more traditional assets such as equities and bonds or cut the returns on their investments in hedge funds and private equity, London- based AIMA, the largest trade group representing the industry, said in a statement today.

“This is an estimated figure but it shows the potentially enormous impact that the directive could have on Europe’s pension funds and in the longer term, Europe’s pensioners,” AIMA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Baker said in the statement.

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