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Chinese Regulator Cracks Down on Booming Hedge-Fund Industry

  • Regulator says it’s probing 10 cases involving private funds
  • CSRC cites misuse of Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect
China Securities Regulatory Commission’s headquarters in Beijing. 

China Securities Regulatory Commission’s headquarters in Beijing. 

Photographer: Wang Zhiyuan/Imaginechina via AP Images

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China’s securities regulator is cracking down on the fast-growing hedge-fund industry, investigating 10 cases of alleged wrongdoing.

Officials are probing private fund practices including market manipulation, misappropriation of client funds, insider trading and trading by managers using their personal accounts, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said in a statement on its website Friday. Some funds used the Hong Kong-Shanghai stock connect to manipulate prices and some employees sought personal gain by exploiting the hedging mechanism for stock index futures, it said.