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Apr 22 2008 | 9:33am ET
The indomitable Philip Goldstein plans to institutionalize his opposition to hedge fund regulation with a chamber of commerce for the industry.
Speaking at a San Francisco conference on marketing and advertising rules for hedge funds—restrictions that he is seeking to have tossed á la the Securities and Exchange Commission’s hedge fund registration requirement, which Goldstein sought successfully to have overturned two years ago—Goldstein said he hopes to set up a non-profit organization to lobby for “rational regulation.”
“Who could be against rational regulations?” he asked. “I’d like people to be able to contact me anonymously to have their voices heard.”
“A lot of these rules out there don’t make any sense, and I’d like to see an organization that’s willing to litigate on behalf of the industry on some of these issues because a lot of people are intimidated by the regulators,” the Bulldog Investors principal said.
Goldstein hasn’t set a timeline for the new group, tentatively dubbed the Rational Regulatory Policy Institute, Investment News reports.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…