Blockchain Innovation for Private Investment Funds

  Abstract Blockchain technology innovation is proliferating in the private investment fund industry. Using a hand-selected dataset of private investment fund advisers that utilize blockchain technology in various functions (N=120), this article shows that the private fund advisers who utilize blockchain technology are able to generate significant benefits for their clients. The data analysis suggests […]

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Blockchain Innovation for the Hedge Fund Industry

Full paper with data analysis available here. Abstract Blockchain technology innovation is proliferating in the hedge fund industry. Blockchain technology plays a primary role in front office and investment functions, in the securing of crypto assets, but also in private investment fund managers’ attempts to satisfy the growth expectations of clients. Although the use of […]

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UCLA Presentation “Blockchain Innovation In Private Investment Funds”

‪Presenting at UCLA @LMI_UCLALaw @UCLA on #Blockchain #innovation for #Hedgefunds #privateequity #VentureCapital #startups #disrupting #compliance.  Startups (including Melonport, Numerai, LendingRobot, Varga Fund, among many others) that optimize their internal operations, compliance, and investment strategies with blockchain technology are able to overcome barriers to entry, diseconomies of scale, and can lower their fees and market themselves […]

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Private Fund Fee Structure and Blockchain Applications

  (Forthcoming: Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy – UCLA School of Law) Fully Cited Version:  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2959730 The traditional 2/20 fee structure of private investment funds has come increasingly under pressure in the last ten years. Several market factors help explain the pressure on the fee structure of the private investment fund industry. Private fund […]

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Blockchain Innovation for Private Investment Funds

Forthcoming– Cayman Financial Review (April 2017) Blockchain technology offers unprecedented innovation opportunities for the private investment fund industry. Several private investment funds have spearheaded the implementation of blockchain technology and smart contracting in their business model. While some funds simply focus on trading bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to avoid market fluctuations, others invest in and/or […]

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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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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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