Research Handbook on the Regulation of Mutual Funds
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Research Handbook on the Regulation of Mutual Funds

Edited by William A. Birdthistle and John Morley

The growth of mutual funds has been a truly global phenomenon and deserves a broad international analysis. Local political economies and legal regimes have created different regulatory preferences for the oversight of these funds, and academics, public officials, and legal practitioners wishing to understand the global investing environment need an appreciation for these international differences. This Handbook addresses these and several other issues concerning mutual funds. The contributors, leading scholars in the field of investment law from around the world, provide a current legal analysis of funds from a variety of perspectives and using an array of methodologies that consider the large fundamental questions governing the role and regulation of investments funds as well identity and behavior of investors and issues surrounding less orthodox funds, such as money market funds, ETFs, and private funds.
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Chapter 16: Regulating collective retail investment funds in the United Kingdom with the objective of investor protection, and some implications

Iris H-Y Chiu

Abstract

The chapter provides a comprehensive analysis of pan-European investment law. By providing an overview of European Union sources of law and regulatory objectives, he offers a thorough introduction to a large and growing market that rivals the United States in global economic importance. It explores the unique features of the two key pillars of European fund governance: UCITS (broadly corresponding to public funds like mutual funds in the United States) and Alternative Investment Funds (broadly corresponding to private US funds, such as hedge or private equity funds). It then offers an analysis of the future trajectory of European investment fund law.

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