Posts Tagged: finance

Finance professor featured in Freakonomics Radio episode on payday loans

April 12, 2016 by admin

KU finance professor Bob DeYoung is the main source in Freakonomics Radio’s latest episode, “Are Payday Loans Really as Evil as People Say?” Journalist Stephen Dubner looks at the economics and moral implications of payday loans, which are short-term financial instruments that have received criticism from President Barack Obama, federal regulators and advocates for low-income individuals. “Critics say short-term, high-interest loans are predatory, trapping borrowers in a cycle of debt,” Read More

Alumna honored as a ‘top advisor’ by Financial Times

March 8, 2016 by admin

In 2015 KU alumna Margo Shepard was recognized by Financial Times as one of the “Top 400 Financial Advisors” in the country. Shepard is a senior financial advisor and senior vice president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors in Overland Park, Kansas. “It’s an honor to be named among the top advisors in the country,” she says. “Each day, I Read More

Doctoral students, professor earn top paper awards at finance conference

November 15, 2015 by admin

Research papers by two University of Kansas School of Business doctoral students and a finance professor have received highest honors from the Southern Finance Association (SFA). Professor and doctoral program director Paul Koch and doctoral students Karen Jang and Zhaozhao He will be recognized during SFA’s annual meeting Nov. 18-21 in Captiva Island, Florida. “The SFA is an organization composed Read More

Corporate culture can affect company performance, KU research says

August 31, 2015 by admin

Criticism of e-commerce giant’s corporate culture in recent weeks has created a media firestorm, but a new study by the University of Kansas School of Business may shed light on the financial link between corporate culture and company performance. The forthcoming Journal of Corporate Finance article, “Family firms, employee satisfaction and corporate performance,” finds, in general, employees who work Read More

Finance professor tapped by U.S. Senate committee for expert testimony

July 23, 2015 by admin

Professor Bob DeYoung spoke Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., on systemic risk in U.S. banks. He was invited to provide testimony by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. DeYoung was joined on a panel by professors from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Yale Law School and the University of Michigan Law School. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Read More

Senior finance student wins top award from FEI Kansas City

April 27, 2015 by admin

Financial Executives International’s (FEI) Kansas City chapter recognized University of Kansas senior finance student Augusto M. Sanabria as one of its 2015 Academic Award recipients earlier this month. Each year, FEI Kansas City selects top students in finance and accounting from universities in Kansas and Missouri. At an awards ceremony on April 13, Sanabria, who is from Asunción, Paraguay, was one of four students Read More

Unlike most larger mergers, Heinz-Kraft deal has decent prognosis, KU expert says

March 27, 2015 by admin

The parent companies of two iconic food brands, Kraft and Heinz, on Wednesday announced a $36 billion merger to create the world’s fifth-largest food company. A University of Kansas expert says that while large-company mergers often don’t work out, this one seems to present some promise both at tapping into international food markets and addressing the challenge of less demand Read More

KU finishes third in local CFA Institute Research Challenge

March 5, 2015 by admin

A team of three students from the University of Kansas School of Business placed third in the Kansas City final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge on Saturday. Joshua Bucher, Carlo Manrique and Austin Wagner represented KU in the local challenge, hosted by the CFA Society Kansas City. Christopher Anderson, finance and international business professor and Anderson Chandler Fellow, served Read More

Finance students investigate the ‘Hathaway Effect’

February 25, 2015 by admin

When actress Anne Hathaway makes headlines, the stock price for Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway rises, at least that’s what anecdotes from popular media would lead you to believe. As this year’s Academy Awards aired, students in professor Felix Meschke’s Investment Theory and Application class investigated the “Hathaway Effect.” Their task was to analyze whether financial trading algorithms can be tricked Read More

AIG chief science officer to give talk on machine learning

February 4, 2015 by admin

Machine learning has been around longer than many people realize, according to AIG chief science officer Murli Buluswar, who says machine learning helps to process data in situations where traditional models have failed. Buluswar will present “The Reality of Machine Learning” at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Maceli’s in Lawrence. His talk will explore the past, present and future Read More