Consultation on Hedge Funds

Policy field(s)
Internal Market, Asset Management

Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from investors, the hedge fund industry, other financial institutions, public authorities and listed companies.

Period of consultation
From 18.12.2008 to 31.01.2009

Objective of the consultation
The European Commission has launched a wide-ranging public consultation on hedge funds, which will play an important role in informing the ongoing reflections at European and international level on whether there is a need to reassess the appropriateness of existing approaches to the regulation and supervision of this sector.

View the consultation document
Consultation paper on Hedge Funds PDFEnglish

Contact details
Responsible service : Directorate General Internal Market and Services, Unit G4 – Asset Management
E-mail : markt-consult-hedge-funds@ec.europa.eu
Postal address : SPA 2 03/013, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Reason why the consultation period is less than 8 weeks
As part of the response to the financial crisis, there is a desire to proceed quickly with preparation of an appropriate regulatory initiative. The consultation needs to be completed swiftly in order to expedite this process.

Number of responses received to this consultation

View the contributions
In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Commission's Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps
  • Feedback statement PDFEnglish

Specific privacy statement PDFEnglish

Last update: 10-10-2011