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Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments

Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments

Research Handbooks in Financial Law series

Edited by Phoebus Athanassiou

This unique and detailed Handbook provides a comprehensive source of analysis and research on alternative investment funds in the EU, the US and other leading jurisdictions.

Preface and acknowledgements

Edited by Phoebus Athanassiou

Subjects: economics and finance, corporate governance, financial economics and regulation, law - academic, finance and banking law, law -professional, finance and banking law

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I wish to thank the publisher and Professor Rosa Maria Lastra of Queen Mary College, University of London, for entrusting me with the challenging but rewarding task of editing this book. I am also grateful to all contributors for making this book possible. I owe a debt of gratitude to my managers at the ECB and, in particular, to Antonio Sáinz de Vicuña, Director General of the Legal Services of the ECB, and Dr Chiara Zilioli, formerly Head of the Legal Advice Division, for their support throughout the years of my service at the ECB. Last but not least, to Dr Dimitris Tsibanoulis, of Tsibanoulis & Partners Law Firm, Athens, for the opportunities that he has opened up for me, and for his trust and friendship. I am forever indebted to Virge Juurikas for her forbearance, her unconditional love and her unfailing support in all of my endeavours, not least those associated with the editing of this book. This book is dedicated to my family, those of its members who are no longer with us and those who are to hopefully take their place in the coming months and years. Phoebus Athanassiou Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 25 May 2011 xii M2849 - ATHANASSIOU 9781849802789 PRINT.indd xii 30/01/2012 15:35