Rudimentary idea – Behaviour

A (very…) rudimentary mental model after having read The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life by Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson some time ago and recently listening to the Complexity podcast with Steven Teles & Rajiv Sethi on Jailbreaking The Captured Economy (EPE 04).

Cryptocurrencies: ban or regulate? Policymakers are missing the bigger picture.

  Regulators and policymakers call for a ban on cryptocurrencies;  This approach is too simplistic. An entire new ecosystem has evolved within a short time span; Regulators and policymakers should acknowledge and appreciate that this ecosystem has the potential to also offer value to industry participants, consumers and regulators;  The current approach taken by regulators… Continue reading

The puzzle of cross-border marketing of investment funds in the Netherlands

This article explaines the possibilities for cross-border marketing in the Netherlands by EU and non-EU management companies which qualify as AIFMs (AIFMs) under the AIFMD. I will limit myself to the outline of the possibilities and the specific additional rules imposed at a national level in the Netherlands and will therefore not discuss the specific… Continue reading