Hedge Funds and The OECD’s Global Tax Initiative

As early as the 1920’s, the League of Nations recognized the potential adverse consequences of disparate domestic tax structures on global growth and prosperity, the most significant of which is double taxation. The dizzying pace of globalization has forced the...

Hedge Funds Begin to Embrace Social Media

Hedge funds have been understandably resistant to social media, suffering from a form of post traumatic stress, as a direct result of the eight decade gag forced on them by the general solicitation ban. Hedge funds have a reputation for many things but, social media...

Hedge Funds and the Strengthening Dollar

The dollar has experienced its sharpest rise in five decades. That, coupled with robust European and ongoing Japanese quantitative easing, has made investors increasingly wary. Understanding how the dollar achieved these remarkable gains is important in understanding...

Alternative Mutual Funds Are No Threat to Hedge Funds

The year 2014 witnessed the average alternative mutual fund outperform the average single manager hedge fund by 58 basis points. Single manager hedge funds returned an average of 3.78 percent, while alternative mutual fund returned an average 4.36 percent during the...

Hedge Funds: Another 2016 Political Football

And so it begins. Recent comments made by Hillary Clinton suggest she is laying groundwork regarding her campaign pledge to be the people’s champion when she said in Iowa, “there’s something wrong when hedge fund managers pay less in taxes than nurses or the...

Hedge Fund Activism Creates Unintended Consequences

Activist activity, which has been defined as an equity investor asserting control and influence for the benefit of equity investors, is not a new phenomenon but its pace has accelerated in recent years. Activist activity has increased 26 percent from last year’s first...
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