Recent Survey Reveals Hedge Fund Professionals’ Perspectives on the Prevalence of and Pressures to Engage in Unethical Conduct and Illegal Activity in the Hedge Fund Industry

A recent survey of hedge fund professionals asked respondents various questions to understand their views on the need for and prevalence of unethical conduct or illegal activity (together, misconduct) at their own firms and among their competitors; any temptations or pressure to engage in misconduct; their firms’ likely responses to misconduct; and the SEC’s effectiveness in stamping out misconduct.  The survey results were broken down into various demographic categories, including the respondents’ gender, 2012 earnings and years of work experience, as well as their firms’ assets under management.  This article summarizes key findings from the survey.

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