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Swiss Fund Moves, Swaps Rule Testimony, GDF: Compliance

Bloomberg – Swiss hedge fund managers are considering relocating to neighboring Liechtenstein to sidestep tougher regulations being introduced in Switzerland and gain access to the European Union, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP said.

About 47 percent of 92 firms surveyed, including managers of hedge funds, private equity and real estate, would pick EU member Liechtenstein over being supervised by the Bern-based Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, PwC said. The move would allow them earlier access to EU markets under a new regulatory regime for alternative investment managers.

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