FSA Cracks Down on Sales of Private Funds


The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has recently publicized widespread failings in the marketing of “unregulated collective investment schemes”—a category of fund products which includes almost all private funds including all hedge funds other than those established within the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) framework. This does not mean that such funds cannot be sold in or from the UK but it emphasizes the need for great attention to the details of the relevant regulations before, and while, doing so.

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