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Hastings Business Law Journal

Authors

Vijay Sekhon

Abstract

In this comment, the author analyzes the inconsistent regulation of wealthy investors under the federal securities laws in light of the passage of the Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act of 2010. After summarizing the exemptions in the federal securities laws for wealthy investors and providing an overview of private equity and hedge funds, the author summarizes the regulation of private equity and hedge funds under the Private Fund Registration Act of 2010 and analyzes this regulation in light of the exemptions in the federal securities laws for wealthy investors. The author concludes with policy recommendations to eliminate the inconsistent regulation of wealthy investors under the federal securities laws.

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