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Table: The Coming Battle over Hedge Funds


The SEC will soon conclude an inquiry into the industry. Some steps it may take:

REGISTRATION

The least-meaningful move would be to require all hedge funds to register with the SEC

DISCLOSURE

Lobbyists defeated an effort to require hedge funds to disclose their leverage, but the SEC may try again

TRADING

Moves are afoot to restrict hedge funds' use of leverage and short-selling to goose their returns

MARKETING

Regulators--including new SEC Chairman Donaldson--are troubled by the increased peddling of risky hedge funds to unsophisticated investors

Data: BusinessWeek


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