The Shakedown!

Feedback below from my earlier post:

Hi Mike, I agree that there is a hidden story i.e. it could be the mutual funds spending a lot of money on lobbying to protect their turf. I think what is more likely is that the politicians are waking up to how much money is being made by HF managers. So they threaten to regulate them, and in return HFs are then forced to start spending money on lobbyists as well. If you look at the amount of money that HFs are giving to political candidates, it has skyrocketed in the past few years. I don’t think it is a coincidence that politicians started focusing on increasing regulations for HFs only in the past few years. This is a classic shakedown of a growing and prosperous industry by government. Best, XXX