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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 an important opportunity. They decided that a portion of the $500,000 fund – which includes a recent $200,000 gift from Robert Cousin (MBA ‘95) – could be used to help

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 until taking Dr. Joel Houston’s Introduction to Finance class that she discovered her true passion for the subject. Almost 20 years later, Martin Adams has dedicated her career to the

Flannery analyzes regulation of financial markets

Bank of America Eminent Scholar and SEC Chief Economist Dr. Mark Flannery speaks with “Bloomberg Markets” on some important issues from the American Economic Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco. View Dr. Flannery’s interview.

GSIF’s stock rising

Learning and real-world experience go hand in hand at the Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF), a student-run investment portfolio operated by the Master of Science in Finance (The William R. Hough Program). “The purpose of the fund isn’t to make money,” said Michael Pappas, a recent graduate of the MSF program and past GSIF portfolio manager. “The purpose of the fund is to learn.” Yet that learning has translated into financial success. The fund’s portfolio increased by 72 percent over

The Financial Engineer ranks MSF program No. 2 among publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Hough Graduate School of Business’s Master of Science in Finance program (The William R. Hough Program) was ranked No. 2 among U.S. public programs in The Financial Engineer’s 2015 Master of Finance Rankings. The MSF program ranked No. 8 overall, and was the highest-ranked finance program in the state of Florida. The Financial Engineer measured six criteria—Mean GMAT Scores (30 percent), Mean Starting Salary and Bonus (25%), Mean Undergraduate GPA (15%), Acceptance Rate (15%), Full-Time Graduates

Ritter again receives William F. Sharpe Award from prestigious finance journal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Joe B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Jay Ritter was named a co-recipient of the 2013 William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research. Sharing the Sharpe Award with Dr. Ritter are Xiaohui Gao Bakshi, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, and Zhong Yan Zhu, an Assistant Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Gao Bakshi earned her Ph.D. in Finance from the Warrington College

MSF student records impressive finish in national finance competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jeff Masse, a student in the Master of Science in Finance Program (The William R. Hough Program) at the Hough Graduate School of Business, finished in the top 100 of Institutional Investor’s inaugural All-America Student Analyst Competition. Masse, who was competing against undergraduate and MBA students, finished 63rd out of approximately 700 students in the nationwide competition. Masse was 24th nationally among undergraduates from U.S. public business schools. The All-America Student Analyst Competition, which ran from September

New Finance Ph.D. wins one Finance world’s top prizes

Gainesville, Fla. – Finance grad Brandon Lockhart (PHD, 2009) is the winner the USC Marshall School of Business Trefftzs Award for best student paper. In addition to a $5,000 prize, Lockhart also received a student travel stipend to present his paper, “Adjusting to Target Capital Structure: The effect of credit lines,” at the 2009 Western Finance Association (WFA) meeting, held June 17 – 20, 2009 in San Diego, Calif. According to Lockhart, credit lines play an important role in the

Hough Program in Finance receives $1 million towards Faculty Challenge

William R. Hough , MBA 1948, knows a good business deal when he sees one. So when he saw the opportunity to enhance the finance program that bears his name at the Warrington College of Business, and at the same time answer UF President Bernie Machen’s Faculty Challenge, he couldn’t pass it up. Hough has made a gift of $1 million to the Hough Program in Finance, which will be matched with $250,000 from a special fund set up through

Five College of Business departments gain national acclaim

Gainesville, FL ‐ Five departments within the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida have been recognized as being in the Top 50 in research, based on a new citation study of outstanding faculty research across eight disciplines (accounting, economics, finance, information systems, marketing, management science, organizational behavior, and strategy). The five departments and their overall national rankings among public institutions are: #1 Marketing #6 Finance #10 Economics #10 Organizational Behavior #11 Management Science The rankings are the