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An E.U.-wide passport for hedge funds




On 5 June 2003 the President of the European Parliament announced that the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs had been authorized to draw up an own-initiative report under Rule 163 on the future of hedge funds and derivatives. The committee considered the draft report at its meetings of 10 September, 4 November, 25 November, and 2 December 2003; and on 15 January 2004 the parliament passed the new proposals to introduce an E.U.-wide passport for hedge funds. This paper provides an overview of the discussions that were put forward in order to achieve such an approval.

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  • Purvis, John, 2004. "An E.U.-wide passport for hedge funds," Journal of Financial Transformation, Capco Institute, vol. 10, pages 74-78.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:jofitr:1347

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    Hedge funds; hedge fund regulations; Rule 163;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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