The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library
Fundamentals of Hedge Funds :
Professor Felix Lessambo, PhD, DESS, LLM
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Hedge fund managers are no longer just short-term investors seeking a quick return on their investments. They have diversified their portfolios in various investments, including long-term investments, an arena longer considered to be the essential business of private equity.
In this presentation based on his book Fundamentals of Hedge Funds : Alternative Investment Vehicles of the same title, Dr. Lessambo will lecture on the key aspects of the hedge funds practices (i.e., creation, management, transfer pricing, and risk management). The presentation is directed to hedge funds executives, managers, accountants and tax advisors, private equity managers, and other professionals in the field of alternative investment vehicles.
Dr. Felix Lessambo is an Adjunct Associate Professor at St. John’s University, where he teaches International Taxation, Individual Tax Planning, and Financial Reporting: Evaluation and Analysis. Prior to his St. John’s appointment, Dr Lessambo taught International Tax, European Union Tax, and Corporate Tax at the University of Kinshasa. He specializes in the Taxation of International Business Transactions, Cross-border Transfer Pricing, E.U. laws, International Finance, and Alternative Investment Vehicles. He is the author of Taxation of International Business and Fundamentals of European Union Direct Tax. Dr. Lessambo has co-authored two best-selling BNA- Special Reports on Hedge Funds and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and published over fifty leading articles in international tax law reviews.