The House Financial Services Capital Markets Subcommittee will hold a hearing this Thursday to examine the role of hedge funds in today’s financial markets.

"Hedge funds have served as a valuable tool for the sophisticated and institutional investor in managing market risk," said Richard Baker (R- LA), chairman of the subcommittee. "However, as more and more retail investors look to hedge funds as an investment option, we must ensure that there are adequate investor protections in place."

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