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Here is a thought provoking article from PiOnline.

“Proposed registration, reporting and disclosure laws for alternatives managers — likely to be passed by Congress before year end — could force a swath of smaller managers to close and could have a devastating impact on hedge funds of funds, sources say.

Hedge fund, private equity and venture capital managers and their lobbyists want to strike a deal with legislators to lessen the administrative burden of reporting all investment and trading positions, trading practices, assets and on- and off-balance sheet risks, as is now proposed by the Treasury Department.

“The proposal’s required administrative tasks would be very burdensome for venture capital firms, which tend to be small companies. The chief financial officers in these firms already tend to be very stretched with the existing job of running the firm. I think this proposal … could drive many smaller venture capital firms out of business,” said Emily Mendell, a spokeswoman for the National Venture Capital Association, Washington.

“Smaller hedge fund, private equity and venture capital managers will be disproportionately impacted by the reporting regulations,” agreed Daniel Celeghin, director, Casey Quirk & Associates LLC, Darien, Conn.

“The real panic I’m hearing is from hedge funds of funds, whose executives say the reporting requirements will be a huge problem because they don’t get this level of detail from their underlying managers in order to be able to pass it on to the SEC. They’ve said `What’s coming could sink us,’ ” Mr. Celeghin said.

The new investment manager requirements are part of the Obama administration’s financial reform package first floated in June and designed to increase oversight of systemic risk and to control it.”

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