Belgian FinMin: EU Seeks Asset-Stripping Rules

Sep 17 2010 | 1:17am ET

The fate of foreign hedge funds is not the only issue to be resolved before the European Union’s controversial alternative investments regulations become law. EU countries and the European Parliament are also trying to hammer out a compromise on rules that would restrict private equity funds from “asset stripping.”

Didier Reynders, the Belgian finance minister, said the EU was seeking a “proportionate” way to improve transparency on private equity strategies. Reynards said he was “confident of reaching agreement on that.”

A stickier issue is “to see how it’s possible to have some anti-stripping rules because we have seen so many institutions in different countries with social consequences of some stripping of companies,” Reynders said at a U.K. Financial Services Authority conference in London.

Belgium currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU.


In Depth

Q&A: Executive Recruiter Talks Hedge Fund Closures, Hiring Trends

Dec 19 2014 | 6:58am ET

This year, hedge funds have been closing at a rate not seen since the financial...

Lifestyle

Cooper-Hohn Won't Contest Divorce Settlement

Dec 18 2014 | 9:51am ET

The ex-wife of hedge fund billionaire Christopher Hohn will not contest a divorce...

Guest Contributor

Alternative Investment Funds Face A Communications Imperative

Dec 19 2014 | 6:10am ET

A handful of the top alternative investment firms on both sides of the Atlantic...

 

Sponsored Content

Editor's Note

    Guidelines for Guest Articles

    Oct 22 2014 | 9:46am ET

    We are always looking for guest articles from hedge fund managers and buy-side firms.

    If you are interested in submitting a contributed piece for possible publication on FINalternatives, please take a look at the specs. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

December 2014 Cover

Futures 2014 person of the year

Jeff Sprecher was simply looking for a platform to trade energies when launching ICE 14 years ago but it has grown to reach the pinnacle of both the listed futures and equities world.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.