Investors looking to build their portfolios might look to today’s industry titans for answers but, in fact, the search for the “perfect portfolio” has been in question for centuries, dating back to Aristotle and his hand in ancient Greece’s olive oil trade.
After graduating from Colgate University in 2002, Catherine Winner, GABELLI ’09, landed a job in Washington D.C. that perfectly tied her economics major with her political science background– that is until she decided to leave Capitol Hill, rent a U-Haul, and head to New York City to pursue a different career.
Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency have been a hot topic as the new alternative to the dollar but, according to Campbell R. Harvey, PhD, Duke University professor and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, decentralized finance (DeFi) is flying under the radar and could prove to be much more beneficial to the average consumer.
At the beginning of World War II, seven-year-old Leo Melamed and his family fled their small town in occupied Poland and landed in America with the help of a kind Japanese Consulate member who granted his family a visa to travel through Japan.
In a recent Gabelli School Centennial Speaker Series webinar sponsored by the CFA Society New York, the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and the Museum of American Finance, Michael Mauboussin, co-author of Expectations Investing: Reading Stock Prices for Better Returns, discussed how traditional investors determined if a stock was favorable and offered a common-sense alternative to identifying gaps between price and value.
On Oct. 21, members of the Fordham community heard how a unique idea helped Robert “Bob” O’Shea, GABELLI ’87, become one of the youngest partners in Goldman Sachs history before establishing his own firm.