NEW YORK-As regulators move toward more data-intensive investigations, the relationship between hedge funds and their broker/dealers will receive increased scrutiny, said Linda Chatman Thomsen, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's division of enforcement.

"The regulated entities are our window into hedge funds," Thomsen told attendee of the Practising Law Institute's "Coping with Broker/Dealer Regulation" seminar here last Wednesday.

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