The Forced Registration of Hedge Funds in the United States

10 Pages Posted: 8 May 2020

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Steven James Lee

Cal Poly Pomona; Northcentral University

Edward W. Kramer II

California Lutheran University

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Date Written: October 2019

Abstract

This article recounts the history of hedge fund regulation in the United States over the last century, including Congressional legislation as well as legal cases mounted both by and against the Securities and Exchange Commission. Traditional arguments for and against hedge fund regulation are discussed. The article argues that neither hedge funds nor their managers should be regulated—whether directly or indirectly. Rather, financial or trusted advisors who recommend these products to investors should bear the regulatory burden.

Keywords: fiduciary, financial regulation, hedge funds, Securities and Exchange Commission

JEL Classification: G18, G28

Suggested Citation

Lee, Steven and Lee, Steven and Kramer II, Edward W., The Forced Registration of Hedge Funds in the United States (October 2019). Economic Affairs, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 381-390, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3595543 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecaf.12378

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Edward W. Kramer II

California Lutheran University

United States

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