Texas already regulates hedge funds

Dallas Morning News – There are 200 hedge funds in this area, putting the Dallas area third behind only New York and San Francisco in the number of hedgies. Most have offices in the Crescent, Preston Center and in Plano.

Hedge funds – a kind of mutant mutual fund for the wealthy – have been blamed for much of what ails Western Civilization, but make no mistake, they remain one of Dallas’ most thriving industries that no one ever heard of.

Ed Easterling, senior fellow of the alternative investments center at SMU’s Cox School of Business and a hedge fund manager himself, said the average hedge fund dropped just over 20 percent last year. The total assets in the Dallas funds dropped from a high of about $30 billion to about $20 billion today.

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