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Living on the Hedge: A Forum on the Private Investment Fund Industry

Wall Street hedge funds and their larger-than-life managers have captured Main Street’s imagination, as well as investor dollars. On February 12, the Brookings Institution hosted a forum to explore the role of hedge funds in the ongoing financial crisis, as well as their uncertain future in the evolving regulatory environment.

Glenn Hutchins, Brookings trustee and co-chief executive of Silver Lake, provided welcoming remarks. Senator Jack Reed, member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, offered introductory remarks. Robert Greifeld, CEO of the NASDAQ OMX Group, offered the keynote address. Brookings Senior Fellow Martin Baily moderated a discussion on the hedge fund industry, and Brookings Senior Fellow H. Peyton Young gave a presentation on the importance of transparency.

James Chanos, Glenn Hutchins and Sebastian Mallaby at forum.



8:30 -- Welcome

8:35 -- Introductory Remarks

9:05 -- The Evolution of the Hedge Fund Industry

10:35 -- Presentation: Why Transparency Matters

10:55 -- The Emerging Regulatory Environment Facing Hedge Funds


Sebastian Mallaby

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations


Andrew W. Lo

Harris & Harris Group Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12:15 -- Keynote Address

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