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Hedge Funds Face SEC Push to Share More on Their Strategies

  • Agency wants more details to assess possible systemic risk
  • SEC proposed changes to confidential filings on Wednesday
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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Hedge funds would have to start giving the government significantly more information about their investment strategies under a proposal from the Securities and Exchange Commission to better keep tabs on risks to the financial system.  

The expansion of confidential filings that big managers must file quarterly with the SEC would mark one of the biggest increases in regulation for the private-fund industry in a decade. The effort is the latest move by Biden administration regulators to clamp down on a relatively opaque corner of finance that they say can have major impacts on markets.