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European Managers Bemoan Short Selling Rules, but Some Benefits Exist

The hedge fund industry weighs in on the EU rule that short sellers must be transparent — and finds mostly gloom with a few pleasant surprises.

       EU Parliament building, Brussels Photo credit: (Bloomberg)William Ackman and his very public derision of Herbalife aside, most hedge fund managers prefer to keep quiet about which stocks they are short-selling. Funds that short stocks in the European Union no longer have that luxury, however. The EU’s Regulation on Short Selling, which

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