Securities Law Prof Blog

Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Investors' Lawyers Take on Hedge Funds

After the collapse of the tech stock boom, some retail investors looked for the "next big thing," and hedge funds, once the exclusive investment of the wealthy sophisticated investor, aimed to please them.  Now, although securities arbitration claims have been down this year, they may not be for long.  Investors' lawyers are filing arbitration claims on behalf of investors in failed hedge funds -- of which there are many, particularly the smaller funds.  Regulators are also looking into failed hedge funds,of which the collapse of two Bear Stearns funds over the summer is still the prime example.  InvNews, Hedge funds next target of plaintiff's bar?

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