Are Venture Capital Firms a Systemic Risk?


It has been argued by some that venture capital firms are not a systemic risk.  Since VC funds have the ability like private equity and the hedge funds to set up structures which permit U.S (and foreign investors) to both evade taxes and to launder their money through such investments, I would arguethat the SEC and Treasury’s desire to impose regulation on this industry is now warranted.

 

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