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Hedge funds and financial stability: Regulating prime brokers will mitigate systemic risks

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  • King, Michael R.
  • Maier, Philipp

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We review key characteristics of the hedge fund industry, and identify conditions under which this sector can pose a threat to financial stability. Direct regulation of hedge funds that increases transparency does not appear feasible, may create a moral-hazard problem, and may reduce market liquidity. Indirect regulation by prime brokers and market discipline by creditors, counterparties, and investors have been effective in limiting the risks from the hedge fund sector. To reduce systemic risks, more regulation of prime brokers is warranted to avoid competitive dynamics from undermining counterparty risk management practices.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Financial Stability.

Volume (Year): 5 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 283-297

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Handle: RePEc:eee:finsta:v:5:y:2009:i:3:p:283-297

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Keywords: Hedge funds Regulation Systemic crisis Counterparty risk LCFIs;

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  1. Adams, Zeno & Füss, Roland & Gropp, Reint, 2013. "Spillover effects among financial institutions: A state-dependent sensitivity value-at-risk approach," SAFE Working Paper Series 20, Research Center SAFE - Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  2. Dimitrios Bisias & Mark Flood & Andrew W. Lo & Stavros Valavanis, 2012. "A Survey of Systemic Risk Analytics," Annual Review of Financial Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 4(1), pages 255-296, October.
  3. Monica Billio & Mila Getmansky & Andrew W. Lo & Loriana Pelizzon, 2010. "Econometric Measures of Systemic Risk in the Finance and Insurance Sectors," NBER Working Papers 16223, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Bengtsson, E., 2013. "Fund Management and Systemic Risk - Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis," CITYPERC Working Paper Series 2013-06, Department of International Politics, City University London.
  5. David VanHoose, 2011. "Systemic Risks and Macroprudential Bank Regulation: A Critical Appraisal," NFI Policy Briefs 2011-PB-04, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.
  6. Robert Hull & Sungkyu Kwak & Rosemary Walker, 2014. "Hedge fund attributes and volatility around equity offerings," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 38(3), pages 359-382, July.
  7. Patro, Dilip K. & Qi, Min & Sun, Xian, 2013. "A simple indicator of systemic risk," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 9(1), pages 105-116.
  8. Gerhard Wörtche & Tristan Nguyen, 2011. "The impact of M&A transactions from private equity and hedge funds: Empirical evidence from Austria and Switzerland," Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 19(1), pages 45-57, February.

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