Keynote on “Crypto Economics” @ Tulip Conference – Blockchain Meets Enterprise

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 […]

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Initial Coin Offerings – Emerging Practices, Risk Factors, and Red Flags

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. 

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Dynamic Regulation Via Contingent Capital

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 […]

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Private fund Performance After the Dodd-Frank Act – Evidence from 2010 to 2015

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 […]

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The Effect of Non- and Deferred Prosecution Agreements on Corporate Governance: Evidence from 1993-2013

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 […]

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Presentation: Effect of Dodd-Frank Act on Hedge Fund Performance – at European Financial Management Association – 2014 Annual Conference – Rome Italy

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 […]

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Conference Announcement: Beyond Crises-Driven Regulation – Initiatives for Sustainable Financial Regulation

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 […]

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