Hedge Funds

CFTC chair argues caution on hedge fund regulation


Talk of regulation of U.S. hedge funds has been prolific at the Securities and Exchange Commission for some time. Heard less often is input from the other major U.S. regulator that oversees hedge funds, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

The acting chair of the CFTC, Sharon Brown-Hruska recently argued in public that hedge fund regulatory debate in the U.S. needed to be rooted in practical solutions rather than driven by politicians and regulators reacting to hyperbole used by the general media. Brown-Hruska says that hedge funds are healthy for the financial markets, citing a recent CFTC study that found