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Jay Ritter

Following IPO wave, startups’ stock sales have slowed to a trickle

The Cava restaurant chain is going public. Normally, that would not be big news. But right now, there aren’t a whole lot of companies champing at the bit to make initial public offerings on stock exchanges. Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay

Jay Ritter

Record-Breaking SPAC Deal for EV Firm Shows Market Weakness, Not Strength

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights about a record-breaking SPAC deal to bring a Vietnamese electric-vehicle maker to market showcases. The deal shows just how distorted things have become in the industry. The VinFast deal “is an outlier

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Exposing the dual role of mutual funds in connection with investment banks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Institutional investors and investment banks are two key players in today’s financial system. The relationship between these two is complex, and according to new research is one that deserves more public scrutiny due to conflicts of interest.

Kelly Bersch (BSBA ‘25), Nathan Marshall (BSBA ‘25) and Ethan Poliner (BSBA ‘25)

Three Warrington students place at Virginia Undergraduate Investment Conference

Heavener School of Business students Kelly Bersch (BSBA ‘25), Nathan Marshall (BSBA ‘25) and Ethan Poliner (BSBA ‘25) recently placed second at the Virginia Undergraduate Investment Conference. The Virginia Undergraduate Investment Conference was held for its second year at the

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Hundreds of students participate in first year of Finance Professional Development program

Reeya Patel (BSBA ’25) came to the University of Florida Warrington College of Business with the aspiration of becoming a financial advisor. Stemming from her family and personal experiences with finance, Patel is working towards achieving her goal thanks, in

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GSIF maintains $1 million in assets under management

The Gator Student Investment Fund has increased annual distributions from previous years and maintained over $1 million in AUM.  GSIF is a student-managed investment fund that gives members a realistic asset management experience. As of April 2023, the current value

Mark Flannery

Fed’s Unprecedented Interest Rate Hike Means Uncertainty For US Banking Sector

A new study co-authored by Texas A&M’s Sorin Sorescu and Bank of America Eminent Scholar Mark J. Flannery reveals that Silicon Valley Bank and First Republic Bank are far from isolated cases of bank failures. Their research details more than

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Fed rate hikes, recession fears and political backlash leave ESG investors at a crossroads

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates again on May 3, 2023, by a quarter point, making it the Fed’s 10th rate hike since March 2022 in an ongoing fight to tame inflation. These rate hikes have been reverberating through the

Mark Flannery

Is First Republic Bank’s failure sign of a slow-motion banking crisis?

First Republic Bank was the second-largest bank failure in US history. More failures could be on the way. Insights from Bank of America Eminent Scholar Mark Flannery inform this story. Read more in Vox.

Jay Ritter

Uncertain Markets Have Startups Rethinking IPOs

Some company founders say their new goal is to build a profitable business and buy out their backers. Not all investors are on board. Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter inform this story. Read more in The Wall Street Journal.