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Regulatory Risk: Confronting the New Global Hedge Fund Compliance Challenges

20 Jul 2022

Following an extraordinary couple of years for global markets, financial regulators have kick-started a range of initiatives after large swathes of proposals and reviews were put on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic. This latest Hedgeweek Insight Report examines in detail the gathering momentum of regulatory change post-pandemic and its potential impact on the hedge fund industry on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s far-reaching private fund adviser proposals to the EU’s wide-ranging reviews of AIFMD and MiFID/R. The report also reflects on the ways in which broader economic and political developments - spanning ESG and sustainable investing, cryptocurrencies, and Brexit – are potentially reshaping the future investment and compliance landscape for hedge fund managers.

The volatility and high inflation rates experienced so far in 2022 have made it difficult for investors to specify certain regulation demands. “Historically, public and private pension plans have been most attentive to regulatory oversight; however today there is no overwhelming consensus to increase the current level of regulation,” notes Adrian Sales, head of operational due diligence and partner at Albourne.

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