Finance Articles: page 29

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Hedge funds that break deals rather than make deals make the big bucks

Activist investors tend to push management teams to sell their businesses to a rival or strategic buyer for a premium valuation. Yet according to a new study by Assistant Professor of Finance Tao Li, the better strategy to profit from

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Why more money-losing companies than ever are going public

Through the first nine months of 2018, 83 percent of U.S. companies going public lost money in the 12 months leading up to their IPO. This is the highest proportion since 1980, according to data from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay

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Heavener School of Business ranks in top 20 among publics in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business was ranked No. 19 on U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings released Monday, September 10. The Heavener School ranked in the No. 30 position among all U.S.

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GSIF gives back to scholarship program

The Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF) made a $9,500 donation to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program this spring. Last year, the fund announced it would be making annual payments through an endowment-like structure that pays three percent of the

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The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can.

In order for a business to be successful, you’d assume it would have to sell its goods and services above its costs, right? According to Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay R. Ritter, 76 percent of the companies that went public last

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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