Delighted to present my scholarship at University of St. Thomas School of Law as keynote speaker on “Crypto Economics” @ Tulip Conference – Blockchain Meets Enterprise, in San Francisco on June 7, 2018. The research team included, Samuel Evans, Daniel Dosch, Stephanie Jones, and Hayley Howe. I cannot praise the team members enough for their […]Read more "Keynote on “Crypto Economics” @ Tulip Conference – Blockchain Meets Enterprise"
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are the most efficient means of financing entrepreneurial initiatives in the history of capital formation. ICOs minimizing transaction cost, democratizing finance, and in the process dis-intermediate banks. Yet, ICOs have increasingly involved cases of abuse, lacking quality, and governance concerns, precipitating calls for increased regulation. This article provides an overview of the ICO market as it exists in November 2017 including the ICO process, roadmap, market conditions, crypto economics for ICO startups, core risk factors for investors and red flags of ICO practices that require industry or regulatory improvements.Read more "Initial Coin Offerings – Emerging Practices, Risk Factors, and Red Flags"
Dynamic Regulation Via Contingent Capital Review of Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 36, 2017 16 Pages Posted: Wulf A. Kaal University of St. Thomas, Minnesota – School of Law Date Written: April 24, 2017 Abstract Contingent capital securities are a largely overlooked dynamic regulatory mechanism. This essay evaluates the use of contingent capital securities in […]Read more "Dynamic Regulation Via Contingent Capital"
Originally blogged on Columbia Blue Sky Blog: http://clsbluesky.law.columbia.edu/2015/09/03/private-fund-performance-after-the-dodd-frank-act-evidence-from-2010-to-2015/ Does the Dodd-Frank Act lower the earnings of the private fund industry? For much of its history, the private fund industry has viewed private fund adviser registration and the disclosure of proprietary information as a threat to its profitability. Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act introduced the most […]Read more "Private fund Performance After the Dodd-Frank Act – Evidence from 2010 to 2015"
Non- and Deferred Prosecution Agreements (N/DPAs) are controversial because prosecutors, not judges or the legislature, are changing the governance of leading public corporations and entire industries. To analyze N/DPAs’ corporate governance implications and provide policy makers with guidance, the authors code all publicly available N/DPAs (N=271) from 1993 to 2013, identifying 215 governance categories and […]Read more "The Effect of Non- and Deferred Prosecution Agreements on Corporate Governance: Evidence from 1993-2013"
EUROPEAN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION 2014 Annual Conference June 25 – 28, 2014 University of Rome Tor Vergata – School of Economics Rome, ITALY Dear colleagues and friends of the European Financial Management Association (EFMA), On behalf of the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, We have the great pleasure and privilege […]Read more "Presentation: Effect of Dodd-Frank Act on Hedge Fund Performance – at European Financial Management Association – 2014 Annual Conference – Rome Italy"
University of St. Thomas Law Journal Spring Symposium Friday, April 11, 2014, Minneapolis, MN co-sponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions 7 hours CLE pending approval – REGISTER NOW SPEAKERS Steven L. Schwarcz, keynote Duke University School of Law Roberta Romano Yale Law School Erik F. Gerding University of Colorado Law School Kimberly […]Read more "Conference Announcement: Beyond Crises-Driven Regulation – Initiatives for Sustainable Financial Regulation"
Hedge funds play a critical role in capital formation, and are increasingly influential participants in the capital markets. The hedge fund industry is transitioning from a secretive industry to a widely-recognized and influential group of investment managers. Mary Jo White’s speech at the Managed Funds Association Conference on October 18, 2013 underscores the transformation of the […]Read more "Hedge Funds – A New Era of Transparency"
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL CORPORATE INSTITUTE HEDGE FUND REGULATION SYMPOSIUM Tuesday, November 5, at 3:15-5:15PM (Reception to follow) University of Minnesota Law School Room 25 Applied for CLE Credits – 2 hours (No charge) RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org US hedge fund regulation under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010…European hedge fund regulation…legal and illegal use […]Read more "HEDGE FUND REGULATION SYMPOSIUM"
Paper presentation at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 11 at the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana – Presentation at the Midwestern Law & Economics Association. Hedge Fund Performance After the Dodd-Frank Act – A Regression Discontinuity Analysis by Wulf A. Kaal (UST Minneapolis)* Barbara Luppi (Modena Italy)* Sandra Paterlini (EBS Germany)* Abstract Title IV of […]Read more "Hedge Fund Performance after the Dodd-Frank Act – Presentation at the Midwestern Law & Economics Association"