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Regulatory Focus on Hedge Funds Continues into Q1

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The FORBES article by Judy gross shows that regulatory environment is still evolving and CFTC is jumping on the bandwagon.

The regulatory focus on hedge funds continued during the first quarter of 2012, as new initiatives continued to roll out, and milestones in the implementation of rules put on the books last year were hit.

For “large” hedge funds, we see the summer deadline for filing the Form PF looming large. Required by the Dodd-Frank Act, the Form PF asks for a vast amount of information on hedge fund positions, exposure and risk. While the information will only be available to the government for “risk oversight” purposes, large filers are not only preparing the form itself right now, they are analyzing how to respond to the inevitable requests from investors for the information they provided on the form.  While smaller hedge funds have a first filing date in early 2013, they will face similar questions from investors (but a smaller form requiring less information).

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