A global regulatory framework

Wed Mar 31, 2010

Andrew Baker, chief executive officer of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

The financial crisis was global and required a global solution. The hedge fund industry may not have caused the crisis, but since it is also worldwide in scope - covering markets from the Americas to Japan and Australasia, and with significant manager bases in all of the main regions of the globe - we have been invited to play an important role in efforts to bolster global financial stability.

The future regulatory framework of our industry has been high on the agenda of international regulators and policymakers, including the G-20 and the International Organization of Securities Regulators (IOSCO). We have been determined to do everything we can to assist international policymakers in preventing systemic instability - recognizing that the most important way to do this is through the provision of information. If policymakers can acquire, through improved information, a better...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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