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MSF Program hosts panel about responsible investing

The Master of Science in Finance program hosted an important panel on April 27. The discussion was titled “Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investing … the Materiality of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues in the Investment Decision Making Process.” The panel was moderated by Emily Chasan, who is the Sustainable

Jay Ritter works with SEC to examine middle-market IPOs

In a recent speech, Robert J. Jackson, Jr. reminisced on his time as a young banker and traveling to Silicon Valley to pitch his firm to companies interested in pursuing an IPO. Back then, he recalled, his company charged a seven percent fee for a middle-market IPO. When Jackson became Commissioner of

How are individual portfolio managers compensated in the US mutual fund industry, and why does it matter for your wallet?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –   Millions of American investors across the nation have long trusted asset management companies, like Fidelity Investments and The Vanguard Group, to manage their mutual fund investments. In fact, in 2017 almost half of all U.S. households (about 56 million) owned mutual funds. In exchange for managing their

ACG Cup Case Competition 2018

Finance graduate students win ACG Cup Case Competition in Tampa

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  A team of three Master of Science in Finance (MSF) students came out as the winning team in the ACG Cup Tampa Bay Case Competition hosted in March. Reinaldo (Rey) Cevallos, Kristen Mousa and Sami Qubain, all senior MSF students, bested teams from the University of South

Finance alumnus named a Rising Star on Wall Street by Business Insider

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Warrington College of Business finance alumnus Eric Evans was named to Business Insider’s “Rising Stars age 35 and under on Wall Street” list. Evans, 26, is the head of research and an investment analyst at Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, a hedge-fund firm in New York

Finance alumnus named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

Since 2012, Forbes has recognized the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers who are transforming business and the world on its 30 under 30 list. The list contains 600 individuals across 20 different industries, many with inspiring stories, impressive backgrounds and Ivy League educations. This year, the 30 under

MSF team wins stock pitch competition at Harvard

A team of Master of Science in Finance students won the Harvard University Stock Pitch Competition on November 10. The trio of James Goyer, Kristen Mousa and Paul Stanley came out victorious from the field of over 45 teams, representing schools such as Harvard, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, University

MSF team wins respected stock pitch competition

A team of three Master of Science in Finance students won the stock pitch competition at the ENGAGE® Undergraduate Investment Conference at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business from October 20-22. James Goyer, Kristen Mousa and Paul Stanley came out on top of a field of 27 teams, including

Learning for a cause

The Gator Student Investment Fund has been providing years of real-world experience for students interested in finance and helping them earn jobs at some of the most competitive firms in the industry. As the money in the fund continued to grow and be reinvested, GSIF leadership realized it was missing

A diversified educational portfolio

When Gina Martin Adams (BSBA ’98) first came to the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, finance was not what she expected to spend her time studying, much less make a career out of. In fact, she initially decided to pursue marketing as a major. It wasn’t