Politics & Regulation

HFSB strengthens standards, accelerates international drive


Dame Amelia Fawcett
The Hedge Fund Standards Board has agreed a series of changes to make its standards more international and to strengthen them in the light of the financial crisis.

The amendments, which follow a consultation exercise with leading hedge fund investors and managers, pave the way for an accelerated drive by the HFSB to increase support among investors and managers in the US and Asia.

Seen mainly until now as a Europe-centric body, the HFSB has been keen to expand its international scope under its new head Dame Amelia Fawcett – a former