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Congress Gets Obama Hedge Fund Disclosure Bill

CNBC – The Obama administration has sent legislation to Congress that would bring hedge funds and other private pools of capital under government supervision. The proposal calls for the Securities and Exchange Commission to oversee hedge, private equity and venture […]

Hedge fund proposal dies in legislature

Stamford Advocate – Although it had bipartisan support, a bill requiring hedge funds operating in Connecticut to disclose conflicts of interest to investors died in the House of Representatives Wednesday, the final day of the 2009 legislative session. "It ‘blew […]

Conn. Senate votes to regulate hedge funds

Charleston Daily Mail – The Connecticut Senate has voted to require hedge funds and private equity funds located in the state and doing business here to disclose certain conflicts of interest to customers. Supporters of the bill, which passed on […]

Hedge fund bill to give SEC registration authority

Guardian Unlimited – A U.S. Senate bill to make the $1.3 trillion hedge fund industry more transparent would give federal regulators the authority to require fund managers to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of the bill’s authors […]

South Africa: FSB Aims to Tame Hedge Funds

AllAfrica.com – The Financial Services Board (FSB) has begun work on legislation to control hedge funds, which played a critical role in the global economic meltdown. FSB CEO Dube Tshidi said yesterday the aim with the legislation, a first for […]

CBS Coverage Offers Protection for Hedge Funds

HedgeCo.Net – The "post-Madoff era" and the litigious society in which firms operate today have presented many operational risks that are beyond control. Managers are not getting paid to take those risks and the consequences can be devastating.   Regulatory investigations […]

Bill in US Senate would regulate hedge funds

International Herald Tribune – Two senior senators have introduced legislation to impose U.S. government oversight on hedge funds. The legislation by Senator Carl Levin, a Democrat of Michigan, and Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican of Iowa, was filed Thursday while the […]

Hedge Funds Could Be Forced To Register With SEC Under New Bill

All Headline News – Hedge funds will require registering under a new proposal to regulate the market segment that lost $600 billion in 2008 due to financial crisis, an all time record. Under the bill by two senators today would […]

Has the moment for greater UK hedge fund regulation passed?

Reuters – Tuesday’s grilling of UK hedge fund executives is likely to create plenty of noise but produce little in the way of new rules. While media-shy TCI founder Chris Hohn and others will face tough questions from the Treasury Select Committee […]

Hedge funds talk regulation

Idaho State Journal – Several prominent hedge fund managers told Congress Thursday they support a new central exchange to open the murky world of some complex investments partly blamed for the global financial crisis, but stopped short of endorsing stricter […]

Witnesses Call for Tighter Hedge Fund Restrictions

New York Times – Several leading hedge fund managers told Congress on Thursday they support some new regulation of hedge funds and the complex derivative securities that are partly blamed for the global financial crisis. But they advocated only the […]

Congress goes after hedge funds

BloggingStocks – Congress will bring in a bunch of big hedge fund managers like George Soros and ask them why they make so much money. It will also try to figure out if they control too much of the trading […]

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