Monday, 22 September 2014
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Sep 13 2011 | 1:48pm ET
President Barack Obama formally sent his proposed jobs-creation bill to Congress yesterday, one that would close the carried interest loophole and more than double the amount that hedge fund and private equity managers would pay on some of their income.
The president's plan would cost $447 billion, which would be used to cut the payroll tax and to pay for infrastructure programs. Obama would pay for it by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
Among the key provisions is a plan to raise $18 billion by taxing alternative investment managers' performance fees as earned income, rather than capital gains. The former top tax rate is more than twice as high as the latter.
Obama has indicated that he would be willing to take his plan in pieces, with, for example, the payroll tax cut coming first. He may have to, as senior Republicans in Congress have indicated that the president's plans to raise revenues are all-but dead on arrival.
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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