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Governance is Key to the Value of ESG | Posted on Oct 05, 2021

In this session, Gunjan Banati, chief risk officer and managing director at Royce Investment Partners, and Dianne McKeever, JD, LAW ’15, chief investment officer and co-founder of Ides Capital Management LP, discussed ESG trends, disclosure, and governance.

How Digital Trading Pioneer Thomas Peterffy Revolutionized the Stock Market | Posted on Sep 30, 2021

In 1977, Hungarian-born Thomas Peterffy purchased a seat on the American Stock Exchange. A decade later, he developed a fully automated market-making system for stocks, options, and futures, an innovation that forever changed the trading floor and fast-tracked his career success.

Exploring the History and Mystery of Brown Brothers Harriman | Posted on Jul 21, 2021

With roots dating back to the 1800s, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. is the oldest and one of the largest private investment banks in the United States. Its influence on the early American economy helped navigate the country through financial turbulence by fueling the cotton trade and the steamship and railroad industries.

Researcher Examines Real Interest Rates Over Seven Centuries | Posted on Jun 07, 2021

Investors in the Italian Renaissance could have predicted today’s low interest rates, according to Paul Schmelzing, Ph.D., who dove deeply into American and European economic archives to research real interest rate dynamics.

How a 1982 Forecast Sparked a Global Bull Market | Posted on May 20, 2021

Today’s interest rates can be as low as 3%, but in the 1970s, Americans were paying 17% just to borrow money. In 1982, Henry Kaufman, then managing director of Salomon Brothers Inc., issued a memorandum predicting that interest rates would plummet, and bond prices would soar. What happened next was the biggest economic uptick since World War II.

In Conversation with Peter Cohen and Bob Pisani | Posted on May 12, 2021

In a Gabelli School Virtual Centennial Speaker Series event sponsored by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, the CFA Society New York, and the Museum of American Finance, Cohen shared highlights of his storied career and his passion for financial history. He was joined by CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani.

EY Executives Discuss the Future of Work, Leadership Lessons, & Corporate Culture | Posted on May 04, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll out reaches more people every day, business offices across the country are plotting the best strategies to reopen, but that doesn’t come without challenges. Global accounting firm EY looks forward to reconnecting its 80,000 partners across America as 12,000 of its newest employees have never set foot in an EY office.

Solutions to Increase Diversity in Investment Management | Posted on Apr 27, 2021

Majority women-owned firms manage just one percent of global investable assets, and women comprise just 10% of portfolio managers in the investment management field. Disrupting these numbers was the center of discussion in a Gabelli School Virtual Centennial Speaker Series event sponsored by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis.

What Would President Lincoln do in the 21st Century? | Posted on Apr 22, 2021

Early in U.S. history, federal funding of public infrastructure was deemed unconstitutional. Railroads, canals, and bridges were few and far between until President Abraham Lincoln had a vision that would not only bolster the economy by widening travel, but also allow every American citizen the chance to “climb the economic ladder” post-emancipation.

ESG Paves the Way for a Sustainable Future | Posted on Apr 21, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, many thought the focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria would die out as so many companies were struggling to survive. Instead, by the end of the year, global assets under management in the ESG category increased by a surprising 96 percent.

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