Hedge funds for retail class face regulatory reckoning
from The Wall Street Journal
A flashy class of mutual funds that allows retail investors to tap into exotic strategies pioneered by hedge funds is colliding with the one force that threatens its growth: Regulators on the hunt for systemic risk. Managers of alternative mutual funds, which rely on derivatives to bet on and against shifts in global markets, say a proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission would force them to scale back their strategies dramatically.
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