Journal of Banking Regulation

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 196–223

Should hedge funds be regulated?


DOI: 10.1057/jbr.2008.10

Cite this article as:
van Berkel, S. J Bank Regul (2008) 9: 196. doi:10.1057/jbr.2008.10


It is nowadays hardly possible to open the Financial Times without noticing an article about hedge funds and the risks that they are believed to impose for their investors, their counterparties and even more significantly to the financial stability. What are these investment funds exactly and why is that much attention paid to this estimated two trillion dollar industry? What are these risks and are they really that threatening?

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© Palgrave Macmillan Ltd 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HaarlemThe Netherlands