SEC Holds Roundtable to Gauge Need for Hedge Fund Regulation

Hume, Lynn
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/15/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31636, p31
Trade Publication
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) members asked the hedge fund industry experts about the funds' structures, investment strategies, transparency, disclosures, fees, and failure rates at the start of a roundtable conference held on May 14, 2003 to learn more about such funds and determine if they need federal oversight or regulation. The SEC examination of this industry comes as several hedge funds have been set up in the municipal bond market by traders who were formerly involved in proprietary trading for major broker-dealer dealer firms. The commission review also comes as investors have turned to hedge funds as a way to earn money in the lackluster market of the past two years and as retail investors have begun indirectly to invest in hedge funds through recently created funds of hedge funds.


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