Spain First EU Country to Open Hedge Funds to Masses

Papini, Jessica
July 2007
Money Management Executive;7/9/2007, Vol. 15 Issue 27, p8
The article reports on the plan of Spain to introduce retail investors to hedge funds. It is emphasized that the Summer Law, which has been approved by the Spanish market regulator in 2005, introduced hedge funds-of funds, as well as hedge funds to the market. Accordingly, retail investors can easily get into hedge funds-of-funds, and they have lower minimums and a higher level of security.


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