Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will discuss
regulation of the US hedge fund industry on Wednesday and
The regulator will host a roundtable discussion in
Washington on several hedge fund industry issues, including the
structure, operation and compliance activities of hedge funds;
marketing, investor protection and whether more regulation is
Even though the event is merely a roundtable chat, the fact
that SEC is considering greater oversight has created a buzz
that regulations are on the way for the hedge fund industry.
Unlike the UK, the US hedge fund industry is more-or-less
unregulated. And any talk of regulatory monitoring leads many
hedge fund managers to conclude that SEC oversight would drive
business out of the US.
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