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Structural Alpha: Learn from the successes of Buffett and Einhorn


Structural Alpha: Getting 10x Alpha from
the structure
Why Warren Buffett stopped being a
hedge fund in 1969 Behind the magic of the insurance structure:
Why and how can structural alpha generate
such outsized returns?
– Compounding a higher ROI
– Tax benefits Real life examples:
* Which hedge funds use banking/insurance
structures?
* 7.4% more compounded return per year Steps and considerations for setting up banking /
insurance vehicles to create Structural Alpha For which hedge funds does this work best?


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  1. Please go to our dedicated site OpalesqueDotTV to view all Opalesque videos with leading hedge fund managers (and investors). You can subscribe to receive free alerts when we publish our weekly video interview.

  2. Joe Taussig participated in the creation of David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Re and other innovative structures, advising hedge fund founders how to set up insurers, reinsurers, and banks that invest their equity capital and some of their liability generated assets (Buffett's "Float") in hedge fund strategies. 

    Permanent Capital is Key

    In this Opalesque BACKSTAGE video, Taussig explains how hedge fund founders benefit from the "structural alpha" these innovative vehicles create, which by the way is exactly what Warren Buffett did when he quit his hedge fund cold turkey in 1969 to go into reinsurance and banking. Armed with permanent capital from the reinsurance and banking businesses, a modest amount of very low cost leverage whose availability was independent of asset values, and market multiples on performance, Buffett became even more successful than he ever was in the hedge fund business.

    Hear Taussig speak about:
    * How the right structure creates 10 times more Alpha
    * Why and how can structural alpha generate such outsized returns?
    * Why Warren Buffett stopped being a hedge fund manager in 1969
    * Tax benefits
    * Real life examples:  Which hedge funds use banking/insurance structures?
    * Steps and considerations for setting up banking / insurance vehicles to create Structural Alpha
    * For which hedge funds does this work best?

  3. Отлично! Прикольное видео Рекомендую своим подписчикам.

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