Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hedge Fund Regulations

Although the SEC is currently examining how it can address the Goldstein decision, commentators have stated that the SEC currently has neither the staff nor expertise to comprehensively monitor the estimated 8,000 U.S. and international hedge funds. One of the commissioners of the SEC has stated they are forming internal teams that will identify and evaluate irregular trading patterns or other phenomena that may threaten individual investors, the stability of the industry, or the financial world.

In February 2007, the President Bush's advisory group on Financial Markets rejected further regulation of hedge funds and said that the industry should instead follow voluntary guidelines.

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