Global hedge fund and investor survey 2012
Most investors do not believe regulations will protect their interests or prevent another financial crisis.
Increased regulation and its associated costs and complexity are vast issues facing hedge fund managers and investors. At most hedge funds, compliance is ultimately responsible for regulatory reporting, and that's generally where funds are making their biggest investments – particularly in technology and data management.
Remarkably, despite the slew of regulatory initiatives since the financial crisis, few investors (10%) believe regulations will be effective in protecting their interests. Even fewer (2%) believe regulations will be effective at preventing the next crisis. In general, investors in EMEA are far less cynical than their counterparts in North America.
How effective do you believe the current regulations will be at protecting your interests as investors? How effective do you believe the current regulations will be at preventing the next crisis?