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Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World

Douglas Cumming, Na Dai, and Sofia A. Johan


A recurrent concern shared by market participants and regulators around the world is that the increasing size of the hedge fund industry coupled with potential agency problems, activist investment practices and herding behavior may exacerbate financial instability. Having said that, although it is frequently suggested that hedge funds are unregulated, hedge funds are in fact regulated at least to some degree in every country around the world. It is therefore worthwhile to consider such differences in legal and institutional settings across countries as they directly affect the structure, gover ... More

Keywords: hedge funds, hedge fund managers, financial regulation, financial intermediation, key service providers, wrappers, institutional investors, misreporting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199862566
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Cumming, author
York University - Schulich School of Business

Na Dai, author
SUNY at Albany

Sofia A. Johan, author
Tilburg Law and Economics Center