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Financial Analysts Journal : Hedge Fund Investing: A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance (a review) | CFA Institute Publications

Hedge Fund Investing: A Practical Approach to Understanding Investor Motivation, Manager Profits, and Fund Performance wears several hats. A plain-language learning tool, the book provides a useful introduction to hedge funds for practitioners with varying degrees of exposure to the space. In particular, it serves the fledgling professional investor learning about the topic for the first time in the context of the field’s increasing depth and complexity. Also, it is an instructive w...
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Financial Analysts Journal : Even the Odds: Sensible Risk-Taking in Business, Investing, and Life (a review) | CFA Institute Publications

Firestone defines four tenets of sensible risk taking:
1. Right-size your risk.
2. Right-time your risk.
3. Rely on knowledge, skill, and experience.
4. Maintain a healthy skepticism.
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Financial Analysts Journal : Concentrated Investing: Strategies of the World’s Greatest Concentrated Investors (a review) | CFA Institute Publications

To their credit, the authors note that the prerequisites of the right structure and the proper investment temperament mean that concentrated investing is not for everyone. “It requires a lot of hard work and a significant amount of knowledge to produce market-beating returns,” they note, adding that “if you do not have this, it is to your benefit to diversify and index.”
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SEC.gov | SEC Issues Investigative Report Concluding DAO Tokens, a Digital Asset, Were Securities
"The SEC's Report of Investigation found that tokens offered and sold by a "virtual" organization known as "The DAO" were securities and therefore subject to the federal securities laws. The Report confirms that issuers of distributed ledger or blockchain technology-based securities must register offers and sales of such securities unless a valid exemption applies. Those participating in unregistered offerings also may be liable for violations of the securities laws.

today's Report confirms that sponsors of offerings conducted through the use of distributed ledger or blockchain technology must comply with the securities laws

the federal securities laws apply to those who offer and sell securities in the United States, regardless whether the issuing entity is a traditional company or a decentralized autonomous organization, regardless whether those securities are purchased using U.S. dollars or virtual currencies, and regardless whether they are distributed in certificated form or through distributed ledger technology"

[[The DAO has been described as a "crowdfunding contract" but it would not have met the requirements of the Regulation Crowdfunding exemption because, among other things, it was not a broker-dealer or a funding portal registered with the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.]]
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