Germany’s Co-Governing Party Proposes Sweeping Regulations for Hedge Funds

On October 27, Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, proposed 14 regulatory measures aimed at generating a “culture of accountability for the financial markets” and establishing “a new balance between the market and the state.”  The regulatory measures call for “tightly regulating hedge funds.”  We describe precisely how the measures would work, and the likelihood that they will become policy.

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