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    Hedge Fund Research Featured in Bloomberg News Article

    Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown, Director of Research Christian Lundblad and Senior Research Associate Philip Howard’s research warns of the risks of investing in crowded hedge funds – particularly during periods of market distress. “The crowdedness of an equity position is an important ingredient for characterizing risk,” the trio wrote in their latest paper “Crowded Trades and Tail Risks.”

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March 28, 2019

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Board of Advisors Member Thom Ruhe Tapped for Gov. Cooper’s Entrepreneurial Council

March 11, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed NC IDEA President and CEO Thom Ruhe to his newly-formed entrepreneurial council. Ruhe, who also serves on the Kenan Institute Board of Advisors, is one of 16 business leaders charged with designing policies that encourage entrepreneurship, foster economic development and support sustainable, high-quality jobs. More

Tax Reform Made Me Do It!

March 08, 2019

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on Dec. 22, 2017 dropped the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, creating the prospect of substantially improved cash flows for many U.S. companies.  While the effects of this tax cut are still working their way through the economy, it’s not too early to ask an important question: where did (or will) the money go? More


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Institute Insights: Are Share Buybacks a Bad Thing?

March 05, 2019

Recent Congressional proposals have advocated restricting companies’ ability to buy back their own shares. Some would suggest that imposing such restrictions is a bad thing. More

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2019 Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

March 11, 2019

On January 31 and February 1, 2019, the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (Kenan Institute) hosted its Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference at The Breakers Palm Beach Resort. The conference brought together more than 150 academic research scholars, policy experts and private sector professionals to discuss and debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship in order to set the agenda for future research and policy. More


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