Thu, Sep 18, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

The Hedge Fund Association announces opposition to potential SRO (Self-Regulatory Organization) currently under investigation by GAO

Saturday, November 06, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - The Hedge Fund Association (the HFA) today announced its opposition to the creation of any hedge fund self-regulatory organization. The feasibility and benefits of creating such an organization are currently under investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in accordance with Title IV, Section 414 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

“In our discussions with the GAO, the Hedge Fund Association has let it be known that we stand in firm opposition to any potential hedge fund SRO,” stated David Friedland President of the Hedge Fund Association and President of Magnum U.S. Investments, Inc. “In light of the new registration requirements imposed by the Dodd-Frank Bill we believe that any SRO would prove to be entirely redundant and represent yet another regulatory cost that will suppress industry growth.”

“Hedge funds still represent the best outlet for entrepreneurship in the financial industry. By continuously raising the regulatory costs for a fund to operate, the government is making it harder and harder for smaller fund managers to stay in business,” stated Ron Geffner, Vice President of the Hedge Fund Association and Partner at Sadis and Goldberg, LLP. “It is the HFA’s mission to speak up for the hedge fund industry and for entrepreneurship in finance. This is why we simply cannot stay silent when such a potentially damaging provision is still under consideration by regulators.”

The Hedge Fund Association urges regulators to limit hedge fund regulation to the currently established registration requirements and abandon any consideration of an SRO. The HFA further calls on all Hedge Fund Industry participants to join them in their stand against what could potentially be another wave of costly and redundant regulation.

(press release)

About the Hedge Fund Association
The Hedge Fund Association is a not-for-profit international group of forward-thinkers, practitioners and investors united to influence public policy and foster new opportunity throughout the global hedge fund industry. With the widespread misperceptions of alternative investments, the HFA advocates for members by giving voice to the issues through the education of investors, the media, regulators and legislators. Members of the HFA also serve the community through a commitment to philanthropy and academic excellence...Corporate website:Source
-KM

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Investors looking at other sources for hedge fund-like returns[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors who are always on the lookout for higher gains are looking at alternative sources of income, particularly exchange-traded fund industry that generates hedge fund-like returns, according to

  4. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Old Hill Partners launches specialty finance fund[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Asset-backed lending is starting to heat up again after a prolonged credit squeeze. The Financial Times reports that a record £18.9bn was borrowed from asset-based lenders in the three months to the end of June. Much of this lending is driven by advanc