Germany further loosens its hedge fund straightjacket

Germany

Almost at a stroke, Germany's hedge funds investment regulation is switching from being one of the most conservative in Europe to one of the most liberal in a process delivering equal treatment of German and foreign funds.

Germany's radical liberalisation of its highly conservative investment regulations and discriminatory tax rules opens up huge opportunities for hedge funds, especially EEA-domiciled hedge funds.

Best estimates show that if German investors follow the international pattern a