No hedge fund poses systemic financial stability risk – AIMA

Fri Jul 8, 2011

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No hedge fund firm today should be designated a systemically important financial institution by regulatory authorities, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association.

The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) is expected to clarify soon the criteria by which it will determine which non-bank financial companies may be deemed systemically important – and thus subject to increased regulatory scrutiny, including additional oversight by the Federal Reserve.

But no hedge fund manager based or operating in the US or elsewhere currently poses a risk to financial stability, according to AIMA – the global trade association for the hedge fund industry.

"We believe that no single hedge...

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