Ezra Zask, Affiliate, Analysis Group, Inc., Adjuct Professor in Finance
Despite common wisdom, hedge funds are currently regulated under various statutes and have been the subject of lawsuits for alleged failure to conform to these regulations. However, there is little doubt that a series of regulatory and legislative initiatives will result in further restrictions both in the U.S. and abroad. These initatives will deal with effect a broad range of issues including registration, transparancy, risk management, investor relations, derivatives, due diligence, and capital requirement.
This presentation will cover existing regulations and legislation that influence hedge funds, as well as provide a review of the resulting litigation. We will also explore the likely future regulatory and legislative initiatives that will most likely change the manner in which hedge funds conduct business and the litigation issues that will dominate the industry in the future, with special emphasis on the likely changes in hedge fund regulation that will result from the Obama administration's financial reform initatives.