SEC Seeks Hedge Fund Restrictions, Democrats Split

Dec 14 2006 | 12:42pm ET

Hedge fund marketers are going to be a lot less busy if the Securities and Exchange Commission gets its way.

The SEC proposed two regulations concerning hedge funds at its open meeting yesterday. The first reasserts its authority to protect hedge fund investors from fraud perpetrated by hedge fund managers, a role called into question by the federal court decision that invalidated the agency’s hedge fund registration requirement.


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