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Occasional Paper: Austrian Spezialfonds: Tailor-Made Investment Vehicles for Institutional and Private Investors

The Austrian Spezialfonds provides institutional and larger private investors an attractive, tax-optimized asset management vehicle that is exempt from UCITS and other capital market regulations – while maintaining basic protections under the Investment Fund Law – as an alternative to public funds, which are heavily regulated by EU and national


Occasional Paper: Hedge Fund Regulation in the USA and Europe: the US Dodd-Frank Act as Pendant to the EU AIFM-Directive

In response to the financial crisis of 2008-10, both the USA and the European Union developed new regulatory regimes covering hedge funds and other alternative investment funds, which were alleged to have created financial instability and contributed to the outbreak and severity of the crisis. Both the EU Alternative Investment Fund