Warrington in the News Articles: page 2

It’s no secret that Warrington faculty are internationally renowned for their innovative research. The media looks to our scholars for insights and impactful news. See below where our faculty are featured in the news.

Andy Naranjo, Blake Jackson and David Ling.

Based on nearly two decades worth of private equity real estate funds data Ph.D. student Blake Jackson, Ken & Linda McGurn Professor David Ling and Susan M. Cameron Professor Andy Naranjo conclude that “private equity fund managers manipulate returns to cater to their investors”.

The volatility laundering, return manipulation and ‘phoney happiness’ of private equity

Financial Times
Mark Jamison

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison writes on how Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk might use attention and controversies around topics like free speech and misinformation in his Twitter playbook.

The New Social Media Playbook

Jay Ritter

Research insights collected by Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter helps inform this opinion piece from Chris Bryant about his unsympathetic feeling to the Meta shareholders’ plight.

Giving Mark Zuckerberg unquestioned power was asking for trouble

Bloomberg | Opinion
Jay Ritter

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter comments on the planned merger between Miami-based Digital World and Donald Trump’s media venture, and how investor confusion on SPAC rules has challenged the deal.

Trump SPAC’s zealous investors are both a blessing and a curse

Jay Ritter

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares insights for this story on the Big Four accounting firms’ avoidance of audit work when SPACs became Wall Street’s favorite way to take companies public, leaving smaller outfits churning out hundreds of fast, cheap audits of the blank-check vehicles. For those freshly minted public companies that emerged from the boom, it’s been a different story.

Big Four shunned SPAC IPOs but now flock to audit new companies

Bloomberg Tax
Jay Ritter

An initial public offering is a once-in-a-lifetime moment for a company. Except when it isn’t. When Mobileye Global lists shares in its IPO next week, it’ll be for the second time.

Companies going public for a second or third time typically have more muted stock-market debuts than other IPOs, but they tend to outperform over the next three years, according to data compiled by Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business.

Second time's the charm for some IPOs

The Wall Street Journal
Jay Ritter

A SPAC that counts former US House Speaker Paul Ryan as chairman became the latest vehicle to be bailed on by investors who want their money back. Executive Network Partnering Corp. saw roughly 95% of its investors opt to swap their shares for $10 when they voted on a tie-up with oil and gas company Granite Ridge Resources Inc.

“Shareholders have an incentive to approve even a bad deal because the warrants can still have value,” Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar, said. “And if the stock falls near $10 they can redeem and get the money back.”

Paul Ryan’s SPAC is the latest hit by a massive investor exodus

Jay Ritter

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares insights for this story on Nasdaq Inc. putting the brakes on the initial public offering (IPO) preparations of at least four small Chinese companies while it investigates short-lived stock rallies of such firms following their debuts, according to lawyers and bankers who work on such stock launches.

Nasdaq halts IPOs of small Chinese companies as it probes stock rallies

Amir Erez

After James Corden was accused of being ‘nasty’, W.A. McGriff, III Professor Amir Erez explains why rudeness doesn’t pay.

Why being rude to the waiter (or other staff) is the worst strategy

The Guardian
Ted Kury

Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury explains how critical it is to make electric grids more resilient before the next big storm.

“A key consideration with a complicated system like the electricity grid is understanding the rights and responsibilities of all stakeholders — from service providers and customers to the government,” Kury writes.

As Puerto Rico recovers, we all need to ask how to make grids more resilient

The Hill