U.S. Representative Gregory F. Murphy (R-N.C.) called on Harvard to disclose and divest its endowment from any potential holdings in Chinese companies deemed a threat to national security by the federal government in a letter to the school last week. Murphy requested a response from the University by June 23.
While government policies and leadership from Washington can help accelerate change, there’s another place that can accelerate change much faster: Silicon Valley.
The UK government seems to want to Build Back Better at any cost. Such is the urgency on this topic that the last reform aiming to get more of savers’ cash into less liquid asset classes like infrastructure and private equity was given all of two months to show results.
China’s central government has sent out strong signals that its regulatory crackdown and its pursuit of common prosperity are not passing fads and the changes it makes to the market are here to stay.
In the wake of the scuttling of Ant Group’s IPO, the Chinese government has gone on a regulatory offensive against a host of technology companies.
In the spirit of the adage that government could learn a lot from businesses, here are some practices and concepts from the VC ecosystem that differ from those found in government, and which some government agencies might be able to embrace.
After years of operating with minimal government intervention, the U.S. private equity industry could face new regulatory scrutiny in 2021 and beyond.
The government has approved a plan to encourage institutional investors to invest in mature tech companies that have already raised tens of millions of shekels in funding.
When the federal government began extending trillions of dollars in aid to companies and investors battered by the pandemic, some of the country’s biggest private equity firms have lobbied hard to shape the stimulus in their favor.
Institutional investors in Pennsylvania and Alaska are taking a dim view of hedge funds and other asset managers seeking to tap emergency U.S. government money designed for struggling small businesses.