Monday, 1 September 2014
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Nov 12 2007 | 1:03pm ET
The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a controversial tax reform bill that would increase the levy on alternative investment managers by almost $50 billion over the next decade.
“We planted the flag of fiscal responsibility,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said, “as we gave a tax cut to the middle class.”
Eight Democrats joined 185 Republicans in voting against the measure, championed by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). But it wasn’t enough to sink the measure, which passed by a vote of 216 to 193. But the bill, which has faced withering criticism from Republicans, is unlikely to get through the Senate. Even if it did, President Bush had threatened to veto it.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...