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Private Investment Companies — Serving Investors Needs

This site explains hedge funds — their operations, their vital role in the economy, and their regulation. By educating legislators, regulators,their staffs, and investors about hedge funds, we can help foster sound, effective policies that ensure that hedge funds remain a positive force in the American financial system.

Privately offered, professionally managed pooled investment vehicles are popularly known as hedge funds. More than 8,900 hedge funds, or private investment companies, managed more than $1.43 trillion in assets as of June 2009.

Over the past decade, the industry has become more diverse, innovative, and flexible. Its responsibilities have grown in step with its growth. As the Administration, Congress, and the regulators modernize financial regulation, the Coalition of Private Investment Companies is committed to developing proper solutions to strengthen investor confidence, increase investment opportunities, and support economic growth.