Note: Regulation of Hedge Fund Managers in the U.K. Before and after the Global Financial Crisis
Posted: 19 Mar 2012
Date Written: August 26, 2010
This note will examine the regulatory framework for hedge funds in the United Kingdom (UK) before and after the financial crisis of 2008. First, it will discuss European Union (EU)-level regulation that applies to the UK as an EU member state. Second, it will discuss UK-specific regulation. Finally, this note will cover anticipated changes to regulation, both at the EU-level and within the UK, resulting from the financial crisis.
Learning Objective: To provide students with sufficient background to analyze a case on UK hedge funds.
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