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Biden Assails Carried-Interest Loophole

Sep 2 2014 | 8:25am ET

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Vice President Joseph Biden took aim at the so-called “carried interest” tax loophole benefiting hedge fund and private equity managers during a Labor Day address in Detroit.

“Why in God’s name does someone who makes tens of millions managing a hedge fund pay only 15% in taxes, while the average GM worker who makes $55,000 a year pays 25% in taxes?” Biden asked.
 

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Q&A: Open Season For Closed-End Funds

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When Maury Fertig and Bob Huffman, former Salomon Brothers coworkers, launched Relative Value Partners in 2004, the only people they knew with money were “other Wall Street people.” So they started managing money for money managers and today financial industry types still account for about half their clientele. RVP invests in closed-end funds, managing $950 million across a number of strategies, the oldest of which—their Balanced strategy—is up 7.33% on an annualized basis since inception in '04.

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    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

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