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David Prosser: At last, some good news for hedge funds

The Independent – Grimly aware that a European Commission crackdown on regulation of hedge funds and private equity spells disaster for the EU’s predominantly London-based industry, Treasury ministers have been desperately lobbying their counterparts in Brussels for months, but their […]

Boris Johnson is right: the EU’s hedge fund rules will destroy the City

Telegraph.co.uk – The City is staring into the abyss. If the proposed EU directive on hedge funds goes through, London will go the way of Bruges, Venice and Amsterdam: a once dominant financial entrepôt sidelined by more virile cities. This, […]

Myners pledges vigorous campaign against EU hedge fund curbs

Wealth Bulletin – Paul Myners has vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to revise a directive from Brussels that would give the European Union the power to set limits on how much hedge funds are allowed to borrow. The draft […]

Hedge Fund Managers With Largest Portfolios Face EU Regulation

Bloomberg – Hedge fund managers who run the largest 15 percent of portfolios in the European Union would have to report risks, debts and trading activities to regulators under a draft proposal to tighten oversight after the financial crisis. The […]

FACTBOX-G20 proposals on hedge funds, pay, ratings agencies

Forbes – EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday will discuss action on the financial crisis, with concern expressed that some eastern European countries may need more help. Earlier this month G20 finance ministers laid out a broad […]

Hedge funds in EU will be regulated

Reuters – Hedge funds in the European Union will be regulated following a public consultation that is currently underway, a senior EU official said on Wednesday. "On hedge funds, we have used as our basis that they must be regulated," […]

New rules to cut CO2 emissions

Straits Times – EU nations on Monday reached a compromise agreement on new rules to cut CO2 emissions from new cars from 2012, with penalties for automakers who fail to comply, a negotiator said. The deal, part of wider EU efforts […]

Hedge funds back short selling ban

Sydney Morning Herald – The hedge fund industry says it supports federal government plans to ban naked short selling and impose a disclosure regime for covered short selling. The Australian arm of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) said the […]

2-EU’s McCreevy says no need to regulate hedge funds

Reuters – Hedge funds and private equity funds should be monitored closely but there are no plans to propose regulation, a top European Commission official said on Monday, sparking anger from left wing lawmakers. It has been the heavily regulated […]

Europe’s MPs push for hedge fund transparency

Times Online – The European Parliament will support calls tomorrow for Europe-wide legislation aimed at making the inner workings of hedge funds and private equity more transparent. The proposals – championed by Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, the Socialist MEP and a […]

MEPs launch attack on hedge funds

EurActiv – Hedge funds and private equity could be forced to abide by minimum capital requirement rules in future if a report adopted by an influential European Parliament committee becomes EU legislation. The Parliament’s Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs voted on […]

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