Hedge funds in push to curb rules over shorting now that Britain is to leave the EU
Hedge funds are hoping that rules forcing them to reveal short positions could be relaxed or even scrapped when Britain leaves the EU.
Short-sellers, who bet on falls in share prices, must tell regulators if they have a position worth more than 0.2 per cent of a firm’s market value. Their position is made public if it amounts to more than 0.5 per cent.
The rules, introduced after the 2008 financial crisis, are disliked by hedge funds and some are hoping the UK could run two regulatory regimes post-Brexit.
‘People are envisaging a dual regulatory set-up – one equivalent to the EU’s, one... read more
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