Warrington in the News Articles: page 3

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.

Jay Ritter

“Trump has a decision to make: Does he start to use Twitter again, or does he use Trump Media sites exclusively for getting his message out?” says Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar. “Trump Media would be worth more if he uses it exclusively, but he is likely to reach a larger audience with Twitter.”

Trump’s Twitter reinstatement comes just ahead of a pivotal Digital World shareholder vote on Nov. 22 that, if successful, would allow the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to extend the deadline for its merger with Trump Media by a year and keep the deal alive.

What Donald Trump's Twitter reinstatement means for TRUTH Social

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Find out what makes business school such a good option for returning veterans – from in-built support systems to salary prospects after graduation. UF MBA offers the No. 1 Best Online MBA program for Veterans, according to U.S. News & World Report.

6 reasons why business school is a great choice for veterans

Business Because
Jay Ritter and Minmo Gahng

The SPAC craze was a goldmine for sponsors like “SPAC King” Chamath Palihapitiya and Howard Lutnick. They were early to the game and benefited from a bull market that bolstered the industry with investors eager to pay large premiums for a pile of cash. Now that the bubble has burst, sponsors who “piled in during the boom in 2021” could lose billions, according to Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar.

SPAC sponsors that ‘piled in’ during boom may face $4 billion tab

Andy Naranjo, Blake Jackson and David Ling.

Some private equity investors get “phony happiness” from overstated and smoothed interim returns, according to new research from Ph.D. student Blake Jackson, Ken & Linda McGurn Professor David Ling and Susan M. Cameron Professor Andy Naranjo.

How allocators are complicit in the manipulation of PE returns

Institutional Investor
Jay Ritter

Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter inform this story about the roadblock the SPAC taking Donald Trump’s media venture public is running into: Its own investors.

Trump media-tied SPAC still can’t get the votes, delays meeting

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