Hedge Fund Glossary

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Regulation FD

the SEC fair disclosure regulation. It says that if you share material inside information with one person, you have to share it with everybody. When an Issuer discloses material nonpublic information to certain enumerated persons (in general, Securities market professionals and holders of the Issuer’s Securities who may well trade on the basis of the information), Regulation FD (or Reg FD) requires the Issuer to make public disclosure of that information. The timing of the required public disclosure depends on whether such Selective Disclosure (as it is known) was intentional or non-intentional: for an intentional Selective Disclosure, the Issuer must make public disclosure simultaneously; for a non-intentional disclosure, the Issuer must make public disclosure promptly.

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