THE CENTER FOR LAW, ECONOMICS AND FINANCE AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL FOURTH ANNUAL JUNIOR FACULTY BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL LAW WORKSHOP AND JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP PRIZES Sponsored by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP The George Washington University Law School 2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 February 7-8, 2014 Friday February 7 Welcome, […]Read more "The Effect of the Dodd-Frank Act on Hedge Fund Performance – Presentation at George Washington University Law School"
Investment Fund Roundtable program 1 2014 Investment Funds A Roundtable Discussion Brooklyn Law School Friday, January 31, 2014 Discussion Agenda Session I: Fiduciaries: Harmonizing the Standard of Conduct for Financial Intermediaries Moderator: Deborah A. DeMott, Duke University School of Law Is there and ought there be a common standard of conduct for financial intermediaries toward […]Read more "New Hedge Fund Data on SEC Form PF – Presentation at Investment Fund Roundtable"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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"