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The Law And Economics Of Hedge Funds: Financial Innovation And Investor Protection, Houman B. Shadab Jan 2009

The Law And Economics Of Hedge Funds: Financial Innovation And Investor Protection, Houman B. Shadab

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A persistent theme underlying contemporary debates about financial regulation is how to protect investors from the growing complexity of financial markets, new risks, and other changes brought about by financial innovation. Increasingly relevant to this debate are the leading innovators of complex investment strategies known as hedge funds. A hedge fund is a private investment company that is not subject to the full range of restrictions on investment activities and disclosure obligations imposed by the federal securities laws, that compensates management in part with a fee based on annual profits, and typically engages in the active trading of financial instruments ...