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 email@example.com 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"
Presentation at the Canadian Law and Economics Association annual meeting on September 29, 2013 in Toronto: The Impact of Compliance Cost of Financial Regulation - Evidence from the Private Fund Industry by Wulf A. Kaal Abstract A common complaint about financial regulation is that it predominantly affects smaller firms because the cost of compliance brings increasing […]Read more "Presenting on “Hedge Fund Compliance Cost” at Canadian Law & Economics Association in Toronto"
Take FORM PF SURVEY ONLINE – completely anonymous Download Form PF Survey Questionnaire in Word Format To: Private Fund Advisers Registered with the SEC Chief Legal / Compliance Officer To Whom It May Concern From: Professor Wulf A. Kaal 1000 LaSalle Ave., MSL 400 Minneapolis, MN 55403 Telephone: (651) 962-4972 Cell: (312) 810-4390 Facsimile: (651) […]Read more "Form PF Survey 2013"
The SEC yesterday approved final rules implementing one of the most important changes to securities regulation and offering practices in decades, as mandated by Congress in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act: to lift the ban on general solicitation or advertising in offerings to accredited investors that are exempt from registration under Rule 506 […]Read more "The Hedge Fund Industry after the Lift of the Ban on General Solicitation"
I previously commented on the bright future for the hedge fund industry. More good news for the industry it seems: private funds could find the ban on general solicitation lifted very soon under SEC rules implementing the provisions of the JOBS Act. Europe’s pending new AIFM regime for alternative investments is stricter but still has lots […]Read more "Lifting the Ban on General Solicitation for Private Funds"
Presenting initial findings of this study on June 14th at the 2013 Junior Scholars Workshop on Financial Services Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law Here is the tentative abstract: Creating a paradigm shift for private fund regulation in the United States, Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act mandates hedge fund adviser registration […]Read more "The Effect of the Dodd-Frank Act on the Hedge Fund Industry"
The Financial Times reports that hedge funds have transformed themselves and are increasingly influencing policy. My own work provides some empirical support for these observations. My study “Hedge Fund Manager Registration under the Dodd Frank Act” shows that hedge fund managers are only mildly affected by unprecedented registration and disclosure obligations under the Dodd-Frank Act and will be […]Read more "A Bright Future for the Hedge Fund Industry and its Impact on Policy Making"
The FT reports (front page 2/5/2013) that UBS is issuing contingent capital notes (CoCos) to its top 6500 executives. The debt bonus in the form of CoCos will be written down to zero should the bank’s regulatory capital fall below 7 per cent or in the case of a “non-viability” loss. As I have demonstrated in several articles, hedge funds were […]Read more "Improving UBS’s Executive CoCos"