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Open Europe Hedge Fund Survey Findings

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Based on two surveys of private equity managers and hedge fund managers, carried out during August 2009, Open Europe has published the most comprehensive study to date of the likely impact of the EU’s proposed Alternative […]

US takes row over EU hedge funds directive to Brussels

A delegation of American congressmen is flying into Brussels this week to dispel mounting trade tensions between the US and Europe over hedge funds. Worries centre on the European Commission’s directive on alternative investment fund managers. The hedge fund industry […]

London Mayor Fights for Hedge Fund Rights

The New York Times – London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, an advocate of protecting the city’s financial sector from over-regulation, will take the fight to protect Britain’s hedge fund and private equity industry to Brussels this Wednesday, The Daily Telegraph reported. […]

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 […]

EU assembly flexes muscles, fast reforms may be hard

Reuters AlertNet – The newly elected European parliament starts its five-year term on Tuesday in a combative mood which could slow the passage of laws intended to fight Europe’s worst economic crisis in decades. At its first session since an […]

Could E.U. Hedge Fund Plans Cause a Cold War?

New York Times Blogs – A move by the European Commission to adopt proposed regulation for hedge funds could end up igniting a transatlantic regulatory war, one of Britain’s hedge fund veterans warned in an interview with The Financial Times. […]

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 […]

Hedge funds to face more scrutiny after Europe squeeze

Wealth Bulletin – Regulators will this week agree broad principles for clamping down further on hedge fund managers, after the European Commission proposed more draconian constraints on their activities. At the 34th annual meeting of the International Organisation of Securities […]

Draft EU law on hedge funds needs rewriting, says association  

EurActiv.com – The European Commission’s draft directive on hedge fund regulation is potentially ambiguous and needs to be rewritten, an industry body said on Friday (22 May). "The particular problem with the draft directive [...] is that it is written […]

Hedge fund regulation to capture listed fund sector

Citywire.co.uk – European regulation intended to introduce some controls on hedge funds will inadvertently capture almost all investment trusts. Draft rules released by the European Commission define ‘alternative’ funds as any non-UCITS investment fund, said the Association of Investment Companies. […]

Hobbling hedgies and bashing buyout boys

BBC – In much of continental Europe, there’s a widespread belief that hedge funds and private equity firms caused the global economic crisis. Which is presumably one reason why the European Commission wants much tighter regulation of both the hedgies […]

Hedge clippers

Times Online – They must think it’s Christmas in Geneva. Alistair Darling delivered an early present last week by slapping a 50 per cent tax rate on top earners. Highly paid but footloose financiers are now betting when the rate […]

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