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FCA Heightens Hedge Fund Regulations

Jun 20, 2013
Jing Chen

U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority is putting a tighter leash around hedge funds operating in the region.

Financial Times reported that the financial regulator, which has historically been lenient toward hedge fund regulations, has begun the process of interviewing for senior officials with “so-called significant influence functions.”

The article said that several officials while no formal rejections have been made, the FCA plans to quietly inform several prospects that they should withdraw their candidacy.

Recently, the FCA has been keeping a close watch on the London operations of U.S.-based hedge funds to ensure that they are being head by individuals who are aware of the regulations mandated by U.K. regulators, and not their superiors in the U.S.

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