SEC Enforcement Division To Focus On Hedge Funds That Outperform The Market

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In response to the Madoff scandal, the Division of Enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is focusing on hedge funds that outperform market indexes by 3% on a steady basis. This initiative has raised a number of questions.

Recently, during congressional testimony, Robert Khuzami, the Director of the Division of Enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), faced tough questions regarding the SEC’s response to the Madoff scandal. In response, Khuzami revealed an investigative initiative concerning hedge funds. Enforcement is now focusing on hedge funds that outperform “market indexes by 3% and [are] doing it on a steady basis." Khuzami referred to such performance as “aberrational,” and stated that Enforcement is “canvassing all hedge funds” for such “aberrational performance.”

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