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Comment: US SEC short-selling plan for hedge funds embraces thrust of professors’ petition, setting up duel on rules

By Neil Roland
  • 02 Mar 2022 19:45
  • 02 Mar 2022 19:45
The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s short-selling regulatory proposal last week incorporated much of a petition from 12 law professors calling for prompt disclosure of short positions by hedge funds and other institutional money managers to deter them from market manipulation.

The thrust of that 2020 petition, drafted by Columbia La

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Neil Roland

Senior Correspondent

Neil has covered U.S. financial regulation for over two decades, mostly for Bloomberg and Crain Communications. He received a Loeb award for coverage of regulators' response to the collapse of Enron. He also garnered a SABEW award and some Jesse H. Neal awards for stories on the Federal Reserve's response to the 2008 financial crisis. Roland has appeared as a commentator on Fox TV, NPR, C-Span and Bloomberg TV. He received a Master's degree in public policy from Harvard and a Bachelors degree in economics from Cornell.

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