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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Betsalel, Jonathan
URN etd-03302010-120226
Document Title Regulation in the hedge fund industry
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Prof M Ward Supervisor
  • hedge funds
Date 2007-04-06
Availability unrestricted

The hedge fund industry in South Africa is currently unregulated, which is generally considered a hindrance by hedge fund managers. Some fund managers are under the impression that regulation will bring more credibility to the industry and, in turn, increase investment into this sector. The feeling is that many investors shy away from this unregulated market as there are no procedures in place to ensure that their funds will be properly managed and that, currently, investors have no recourse should the investment be mismanaged.

How one applies the regulation will have profound implications. Due to their global nature, the impact of regulations with regards to both local and foreign hedge funds also needs to be addressed. The implication of regulating the industry needs to be addressed from all aspects, including, for example, cost and industry agility.

Although the South African government has been threatening to regulate the industry since 2001, it has yet to do so. Recently, there has been renewed hope that the government will introduce regulations to the industry; however, some fund managers are skeptical.

2006 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria

Please cite as follows:

Betsalel, J 2006, Regulation in the hedge fund industry, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03302010-120226/ >


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