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  • Draft EU law on hedge funds needs rewriting, says association

    News | Brexit 25-05-2009

    The European Commission's draft directive on hedge fund regulation is potentially ambiguous and needs to be rewritten, an industry body said on Friday (22 May).

  • McCreevy spares hedge funds from tight regulation

    News | Euro & Finance 30-04-2009

    The European Commission yesterday (29 April) proposed a mild set of rules for hedge funds and private equity firms, requiring mandatory registration and disclosure of their activities to regulators, while at the same time easing their access to European markets.

  • Industry attacks draft EU hedge-fund bill

    News | Euro & Finance 24-04-2009

    The hedge fund and private equity industries yesterday (23 April) attacked a draft European Commission directive designed to regulate their activities, due to be published next week.

  • Socialists warn Barroso over hedge fund regulation

    News | Euro & Finance 22-04-2009

    A draft EU proposal to regulate hedge funds and private equity, due to be unveiled next week, was criticised for being too weak by Socialist leaders, who branded the text a "major political mistake" ahead of European elections in June.

  • EU to table private equity regulation by end of April

    News | Euro & Finance 27-02-2009

    Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy has surrendered to growing pressure to regulate the private equity sector. But a tight schedule before the European elections in June raises doubts as to the scope of measures that can be adopted at such short notice.

  • McCreevy remains vague about private equity regulation

    News | Euro & Finance 28-01-2009

    EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy still has reservations about regulating private equity firms, despite heavy pressure from MEPs and earlier promises made by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.

  • McCreevy under fire over hedge fund consultation

    News | Euro & Finance 18-12-2008

    The European Commission will today (18 December) launch a long-awaited consultation to explore possible regulations over hedge funds, sparking fierce criticism from the Socialists, who accuse Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy of postponing genuine intervention from Brussels once again.

  • Sarkozy calls for global regulation summit

    News | Euro & Finance 24-09-2008

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday (23 September) called for a global summit to address the financial crisis, which he described as the "most serious" since the 1930s amid demands from MEPs for the Commission to introduce legislation aimed at better supervision and greater transparency of speculative funds and private equity.

  • McCreevy isolated as anti-hedge tide grows

    News | Euro & Finance 23-09-2008

    Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy finds himself in a lonely corner over his opposition to regulating hedge funds and private equity, as the political tide moves towards limiting speculation.

  • Interview: ‘First real step’ to regulate hedge funds

    News | Brexit 17-09-2008

    By supporting tighter regulation on hedge funds and private equity last week, the European Parliament's Economic Committee may have signalled the end of an era for the financial sector. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, president of the Party of European Socialists, tells EURACTIV why he thinks events have taken a new turn.

  • Rasmussen: On a mission to regulate hedge funds

    Interview | Brexit 17-09-2008

    By supporting tighter regulation on hedge funds and private equity on 10 September, the European Parliament's Economic Committee may have signalled the end of an era for the financial sector. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, president of the Party of European Socialists, told EURACTIV why he thinks events have taken a new turn.

  • EU announces tighter controls on cross-border finance

    News | Brexit 12-09-2008

    After cracking down on rating agencies, the European Commission and the French EU Presidency have announced tighter supervision of the finance and banking sector in response to the credit crisis which began in the US. EURACTIV reports from the Eurofi conference in Nice.

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