William Galvin, secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, would like federal regulators to regulate hedge funds and to preclude retail investors from participating in hedge funds or registered hedge funds-of-funds, Reuters reports.

"We need to make sure that hedge funds are not being pitched to retail investors. I think hedge funds should be regulated," Galvin told Reuters. Just last week, Galvin’s office sued three hedge funds for trying to attract retail investors.

Referring to the demise of Long Term Capital Management in 1998, Galvin said, "Some people just shouldn’t be in [hedge funds] because they can’t afford to lose that kind of money."

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