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Industry’s first certificate in hedge fund regulation launched

Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The Hedge Fund College has announced the launch of its Certificate in Hedge Fund Regulation, the first regulatory certification in the hedge fund industry. The Certificate in Hedge Fund Regulation provides a broad-based curriculum in hedge fund regulation, delivered online by distance learning. Sponsored by The Hedge Fund Society and its international advisory board of academics and commercial practitioners, the course provides:

• An introduction to hedge funds, their history and the regulatory issues surrounding them.
• A review of regulatory theory.
• An analysis of the regulation of hedge funds, hedge fund managers, hedge fund service providers, hedge fund standards.
• An analysis of current developments in the UK, EU and US.

The eight mandatory modules of the course are supplemented by a regularly updated resource of press articles and video links. Course registration, including the certificate examination, is accessible at www.hedgefundcollege.com.

Thomas Bullman, founder of the Hedge Fund College, said, “Never has it been more important for the hedge fund industry to demonstrate a greater regulatory awareness. Both European and US regulatory proposals will have far-reaching effects. Everybody within the hedge fund industry has an obligation to ensure that they are sufficiently educated on how these new measures will impact them. The Hedge Fund College aims to provide a broad certification that a candidate has demonstrated an understanding of hedge fund regulation and current issues.”

About the Hedge Fund Society
The Hedge Fund Society (www.hedgefundsociety.com) is a global forum founded in 2009 by academic and commercial practitioners to promote, facilitate and enhance the regulatory education of the hedge fund industry through a range of courses, compliance tools, educational resources, and networking forums. With its Academic and Commercial Advisory Boards made up of leading universities and firms within the hedge fund industry across the EU and the US, the Hedge Fund Society is uniquely qualified to deliver the regulatory certification that the hedge fund industry requires. At 1 March 2010, the Society had over 1,050 members in over 40 countries.

About the Hedge Fund College
Founded in 2010, and sponsored by the Hedge Fund Society, the Hedge Fund College (www.hedgefundcollege.com) offers certification that the holder has mastered the fundamental regulatory concepts, implications, and current developments within the hedge fund industry in both the EU and US.

The Hedge Fund College’s approach is to combine academic and commercial disciplines in order to foster the most complete learning experience for all its students. Its objectives are to:

• Provide students with the highest level of regulatory training and awareness.
• Promote the understanding of regulation among all those in the hedge fund industry and those who service it.
• Become the hedge fund regulation qualification of choice internationally. The Hedge Fund College offers the only Certificate in Hedge Fund Regulation, as an online distance learning course.-KM - Full press release: Source

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