The inevitability of hedge fund registration

OPEN PLATFORM: HEDGE FUNDS AND REGULATION

Speculation surrounding hedge fund registration has been mounting steadily in the US in recent months -- so much so that certain industry pundits believe that the SEC is likely to ‘move’ on introducing at least some level of registration during 2004. Whether this proves to be the case or not is irrelevant; hedge funds, whether they like it or not, are bound some time in the future to toe the SEC line. Edwards & Angell’s Gregory Pusch outlines the possible impact.

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