Whitcomb Center members at the New York Stock Exchange

Whitcomb Center for Research in Financial Services

The Whitcomb Center for Research in Financial Services, originally named the New Jersey Center for Research in Financial Services, was established in 1986. The center has been active in funding research, acquiring up-to-date financial databases and underwriting faculty and doctoral student participation in prominent academic conferences.

Through its activities, the Whitcomb Center aims to promote and facilitate research in financial services, foster interaction between the academic and business/finance communities, and bring national recognition to the research being done at Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick.

About David Whitcomb

David Whitcomb is Founder and Chairman of Automated Trading Desk, LLC, the first expert/machine learning system for fully automated limit order trading of securities. ATD traded about 200 million shares/day (about 5% of total Nasdaq volume and over 4% of total NYSE volume). ATD was named the Charleston area’s Emerging Business of the Year in 2000. Whitcomb won the regional 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year award (sponsored by Ernst & Young, USA Today, and Nasdaq) for financial services for the Carolinas and was a finalist in the national competition. He was named the Outstanding Financial Executive, 2003, by the Financial Management Association. A conference was held at Rutgers University in his honor and the book Essays in Microstructure in honor of David Whitcomb [Brick, Ronen, Lee, World Scientific 2006] resulted.

Whitcomb received his Bachelor's degree in economics from Babson College in 1963 and his Ph.D., also in economics (with distinction, Friedman Prize), from Columbia University in 1968.

He is also Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Graduate School of Management, Rutgers University.

Contact Us

Professor Ivan Brick
Executive Director
973-353-5155
Professor Tavy Ronen
Vice Director
973-353-5272
Professor Daniel Weaver
Associate Director
848-445-5644

Faculty Spotlight

Ivan Brick

Dean’s Professor of Business and Chair, Finance & Economics

Professor Ivan E. Brick joined Rutgers Business School at Newark and New Brunswick in 1978.  He has been the Chair of the Finance and Economics department since 1996.

Professor Brick has published numerous papers in academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Quantitative Analysis, International Economic...


Faculty Spotlight

Tavy Ronen

Associate Professor of Finance and Director of Business of Fashion Programs & The Center for Business of Fashion, Vice Director of Whitcomb Center for Research in Financial Services

Tavy Ronen joined the Rutgers Business School faculty in 1995. She has a Ph.D. in finance from the Stern School of Business, New York University, and has taught classes such as advanced financial management, financial institutions and markets, finance for fashion and the finance seminar course on market microstructure for...


Faculty Spotlight

Dan Weaver

Professor

Daniel G. Weaver’s research and teaching focus is on security design, security market structure, and e-commerce. He has over 35 published articles. He has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Markets, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, among others. Recent...