States urge Congress to regulate hedge funds

Reuters – State regulators urged Congress on Thursday to restore their authority to protect investors from fraud in the banking sector and to beef up oversight of hedge funds.

Hedge fund advisers should be subject to the same kind of scrutiny as investment advisers, the North American Securities Administrators Association told reporters.

The NASAA said Congress should give the Securities and Exchange Commission explicit authority to regulate the $1.4 trillion industry, which has the potential to destabilize markets.

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