Opinion

The law of unintended consequences

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Laws that apply to the general world of finance don't seem to apply to hedge funds. And it could be this that makes hedge funds so attractive to thrill seekers and risk takers...

By Susan Barreto

Laws that apply to the general world of finance don't seem to apply to hedge funds. And it could be this that makes hedge funds so attractive to thrill seekers and risk takers; many of whom signed up for a quiet life.

What am I talking about? Global end investors in hedge funds may be active risk takers and not even know it, thanks to a long-standing regulation in the US that governs what a hedge fund or fund of funds manager can or can not say about himself (or herself) publicly.

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