Henry Bregstein, global co-chair of Katten's Financial Services practice, shared his views on the current environment of investment funds in Acquisition International. Henry explained that "the regulatory environment, though possibly somewhat burdensome to managers, results in enhanced transparency, greater legal certainty and reduced risk." He sees the most active sectors right now as fixed income, structured credit, event driven, distressed, credit opportunity, global macro and infrastructure debt. Henry added that the dramatically increasing worldwide regulatory burden is a major issue affecting asset managers and that the regulatory focus on hedge funds and their managers has led to the imposition of complex reporting regimes in the United States and the European Union. ("Forming & Structuring Private Funds," September 2013)

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