Private Fund Fee Structure and Blockchain Applications

  (Forthcoming: Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy – UCLA School of Law) Fully Cited Version: 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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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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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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Blockchain Solutions for Agency Problems in Corporate Governance

Abstract Blockchain technology allows for decentralized networked governance that allows for the removal of internal and external monitoring mechanisms previously necessitated by agency problems in corporate governance. Blockchain technology creates formal immutable guarantees in agency relationships that build the trust needed to overcome the agency problems in corporate governance. It facilitates a substantial increase in […]

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Future of Innovation and Law

A wave of innovation and decentralization is sweeping across the world, challenging the traditional role of law, lawyers and law schools. Central themes from an Incredibly energizing and enabling course co-taught with @erikpmvermeulen at @USTLawMN “Disruptive Innovation – Why Lawyers Matter” include in order of priority: #innovation, #innovators, #platform, #entrepreneur, #bigdata, #blockchain, #smartcontracts, #machinelearning, #ArtificialIntelligence, […]

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