Thursday, February 26, 2015
In 2013, after nearly 20 years at BMI, O’Neill became chief executive officer and added the title of president almost a year later. On March 4, he will return to Rutgers Business School as featured speaker at the CEO Lecture Series. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Rutgers Business School’s Bove Auditorium in Newark.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Hult Prize Foundation holds the annual competition to identify and help launch the most compelling social business ideas being proposed by university students. The foundation awards winners $1 million in seed money and asks members of the international business community to serve as mentors to the winning students.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The dollar value of New Jersey's exports was flat in 2014, offering little help to the state's struggling economy, even as the state saw a 6 percent increase in the value of goods that came into its ports, just released trade figures show. The state's flat export figure in 2014 follows two years of export declines. The last time the state's exports increased was in 2011. The state's 2014 import...
Monday, February 9, 2015
Rutgers Business School's Master of Financial Analysis program (MFinA) was recognized as one of the top programs for finance in the New York metropolitan area by The Financial Engineer, behind only Princeton and ahead of Fordham, Hofstra and Baruch College, making it the #1 public program in the tri-state area.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
It appears Shake Shack's new Bridgewater location will be its last in New Jersey — in the near future, at least. Known for its burgers, milkshakes and long lines, Shake Shack started as a hotdog cart in New York City's Madison Square Park in 2001. Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, opened a storefront three years later. In 2010, Shake Shack opened its...
Monday, February 2, 2015
When she chose to end her life rather than face the ravages she knew incurable brain cancer would bring, an eloquent young woman named Brittany Maynard sparked a national conversation this fall. Now Ethan Andersen, a senior finance major in Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, is working to capitalize on that momentum and to move the discussion forward. For him, it’s all about...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Questionable earnings? Quick enrichment. Quite enough! These are some of the answers you might get if you quizzed most Americans on what QE means to them. That’s because the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest “quantitative easing” -- or QE -- program, under which asset purchases ended last fall, never touched the lives of ordinary citizens the way it was meant to, according to critics of the policy. “...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
By now the facts are clear to most market-watchers. Switzerland, one of a handful of “safe haven” countries, has been hammered every time there is a “flight to safety” (which means investors park their money in what are perceived as low-risk investments, in this case the Swiss currency). As the Swiss franc appreciated with global capital fleeing global crises and rushing into Switzerland, its exports got clobbered. And since Switzerland is an export-heavy country, this was a problem.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
According to research conducted by academics Ankur Pareek at Rutgers Business School and Roy Zuckerman at Tel-Aviv University, we often determine whether someone is trustworthy based on their looks. Hiring a money manager based on looks may seem far-fetched, but apparently it’s a major factor in how humans measure trustworthiness, the researchers say. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work. "Our...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Professor Farrokh Langdana explains what the drama means behind the Swiss National Bank's dramatic reversal in policy by breaking the Swiss franc peg to the Euro.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Several years ago, two Yale business school professors gave the personal finance industry a jolt by devising a formula for determining how active so-called actively managed mutual funds really were. Now one of the inventors of Active Share has identified another very important trait of successful mutual fund managers: patience. In a recent paper, Martijn Cremers, now of University of Notre Dame,...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Professor Farrokh Langdana explores the Russian ruble crisis and how propping up the currency with gold won't fool the markets.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Federal Reserve is expected to make some big announcements this week, coming on the heels of meetings in Washington where Janet Yellen and her colleagues will be discussing the health of the U.S. economy. One subject that will undoubtedly come up is plummeting oil prices. As of today, oil is hovering right around $60 a barrel. So how will oil’s new low, low price affect the Fed’s anticipated...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
In “The Economic Value of a Law Degree,” from The Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 43, No. 2 (June 2014), Michael Simkovic and Frank McIntyre find that law school graduates typically earn $39,000 to 57,000 more per year than similar college graduates. Responding to recent criticism about the return on investment of law degrees, the researchers show that, even for low earners, a law degree more than...
Monday, December 8, 2014
New Jersey is making an economic recovery. Just ask your neighborhood dry cleaner. That’s what a team at Rutgers Business School did, using a novel economic index: the Dry Cleaning Index, or DCI. Farrokh Langdana, a professor of finance and economics at Rutgers Business School, came up with the index of starched shirts, suits and blouses based on a statistic behind unemployment numbers: the...
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The 2014 Annual Rutgers Governmental Accounting and Update Conference took place December 4 and was attended by government auditors, accountants and financial professionals from every county in New Jersey. The purpose of the conference is to bring together leaders in public financial management to address the most pressing issues, and to provide an update on current regulations, accounting pronouncements, auditing issues, and other subjects of interest.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Rutgers University MBA students Mittal Shah and Sonal Patel were sitting next to one another in Rutgers Business School’s Bove Auditorium as the winners of the annual biopharmaceutical case competition were announced. Within a few minutes, they knew that Kellogg had won third place. And then, Wharton was announced as the second-place winner. The women looked at one another, nervously wondering...
Monday, November 24, 2014
A pair of real estate economists claim they’ve found a new quirk in the post-recession housing market — not knowing the price of their homes may have kept many homeowners from defaulting on their mortgages. Rutgers Business School Professor Morris A. Davis and University of Wisconsin-Madison Associate Professor Erwan Quintin revealed their findings in their latest paper “Default When Current...
Friday, November 21, 2014
The recent increase in hedge fund activism is "hyperbolic" and should be carefully assessed, according to two notable scholars, John C. Coffee Jr. (corporate law; Columbia) and Darius Palia (corporate finance; Rutgers Business School), who have just published on comprehensive study on hedge fund activism entitled, "The Impact of Hedge Fund Activism: Evidence and Implications." The authors address...
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Once reviled as a threat to the status quo in executive suites and clubby corporate boardrooms, activist hedge funds are today lauded as catalysts for change, gaining clout and board seats in blue-chip companies: Canadian Pacific Railway, Microsoft Corp. and Procter & Gamble Co. Like the leveraged-buyout kings of the 1980s and 1990s immortalized as “Barbarians at the Gate,” hedge-fund...
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