In a move that would certainly further delineate access to hedge funds, Britain's securities regulator announced that it is considering allowing everyday retail investors to buy hedge funds-of-funds, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Unlike U.S. markets, those within the United Kingdom have strictly curtailed the sale of hedge fund products to investors outside a realm it describes as "sophisticated" or "high-net-worth." There, hedge funds are reserved for extremely wealthy individuals, institutions and endowments. On the continent, however, everyday investors in Germany, France, Italy and Spain have had access to fund of hedge funds.

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