Regulations: Moving in the right direction

Tue Mar 4, 2008

Recent regulatory changes have lifted the spirits of the Italian hedge fund industry, but there is still much to be done, say the experts

Any worthwhile guide to Italian hedge funds requires up-to-date directions to navigate through the regulatory highways and byways that criss-cross the industry’s landscape. Designed to provide maximum investor protection since the first regulations were implemented in 1999, the relatively tight regulatory framework has proven to be a challenge for the ongoing development of the industry. Both domestic and foreign hedge fund managers have had to cope with a variety of restrictions governing the different segments of the Italian investor community, and these have played a significant role in the ability of hedge fund companies to expand their penetration of the potential market.

Since the start of the regulatory regime, all hedge funds are required to register with the Bank of Italy. Until recently, a...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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