The “Unmediated” and “Tech-driven” Corporate Governance of Today’s Winning Companies

Full article available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2922176 MARK FENWICK,* WULF A. KAAL,** AND ERIK P.M. VERMEULEN*** Recent corporate governance initiatives encourage a culture of long-term value creation and growth but cannot work as intended by policymakers. The current discussion about corporate governance ignores the transition from a centralized to a decentralized, unmediated, and interconnected world and from a […]

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Overcoming the Downsides of Corporate Hierarchies – DAO’s Value to Effort Workflow Optimization

Traditional hierarchical corporate structures often results in suboptimal outcomes and unsustainable solutions for employees. By contrast, in the environment of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), influence and outcomes are not created by hierarchy but rather determined by the value a token holder contributions to the DAO. This “value to effort focus of work flows” in the DAO structure has the potential to change the way society works and creates outcomes.

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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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Blockchain Technology for Horizontal Agriculture Innovation 

Delighted to participate in the first Davos on the Delta Conference organized by ISelect Fund’s Carter Williams. Fantastic event in Memphis TN – the Silicone Valley for #Agriculture #Entrepreneurship #Innovation. All leading player in the agriculture business and leading AG startups in various financing stages are present and it is extremely energizing to talk about […]

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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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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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