April 30, 2019Why ‘Staggered’ boards are paying off for stock investors
Mendoza College of Business Dean and the Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance Martijn Cremers' research was used in a Fortune Magazine piece about the benefits of staggered boards at publicly held companies. Cremers and his co-researchers found that "firm values" increased under a staggered structure for companies that changed their boards from unstaggered to staggered.
April 9, 2019The IPO market heats up: What investors need to know
Finance professor Timothy Loughran and Wharton’s David Wessels discuss in a podcast what investors in tech IPOs need to know.
March 25, 2019Trump’s Fed nominee faces broad backlash
Assistant teaching professor of finance Jason Reed was quoted in a Financial Times story about Federal Reserve board nominee Stephen Moore. Economists say the choice of Stephen Moore is an attack on the independence of the central bank.
March 20, 2019Signing Mike Trout: The most expensive contract in sports history is a bargain, expert says
Finance professor Richard Sheehan says Mike Trout's 12-year contract extension, said to be worth a record $426.5 million, is a bargain for the Angels if how long Trout can perform at his current level is taken into account.
March 19, 2019Is there a case for actively managed funds?
Finance professor and interim dean Martijn Cremers is quoted in a Barron's article on whether actively managed funds are still useful. Passive investing has gained popularity over the years thanks to lower fees than active funds.
March 17, 2019Is now the time for active investing to make a comeback?
Lower fees and rising volatility are making active management more competitive, supporters say. But critics say the odds are on the side of passive investing. Martijn Cremers, interim dean and professor of finance at Mendoza and a consultant to investment management firms, argues in favor of active management.
Wall Street Journal
March 13, 2019Notre Dame finance professor wins research award
University of Notre Dame assistant finance professor Huaizhi Chen’s research paper took first place in the 17th annual Dr. Richard A. Crowell Prize, which recognizes new and cutting-edge academic research that connects theory and practice in the field of quantitative investing.
March 11, 2019Following the crowd: New study shows how to improve group consensus
The growing number of crowd-sourcing sites shows the extent to which consumers rely on popular opinion. New research by professor of finance Zhi Da and Xing Huang of Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to improve their accuracy.
March 10, 2019Communities lose when newspapers die or slide into decline
Last May, finance professor Paul Gao and fellow researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago found government waste and corruption, and other community issues grew when local newspapers closed.
New York Times
March 8, 2019Journalists can’t hold government officials accountable as news deserts rise
Finance professor Paul Gao's research into what effect newspaper closures have on communities is referenced in an article by the Chicago Sun-Times.