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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.

Creating a Constellation of Successful Women in Finance | Posted on Apr 19, 2021

The lack of female role models at the top in finance makes it difficult to recruit, retain, and promote more women in the field. The issue of gender balance and attracting more women to the finance space was the focus of a Gabelli School Virtual Centennial Speaker Series event sponsored by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis.

Closing the Gender Gap in Investment Management | Posted on Apr 12, 2021

While women comprise roughly just 25 percent of the workforce in notoriously male-dominated fields like law and accounting, in the investment management arena, female portfolio managers represent a staggering 10 percent.

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs): Wall Street’s Latest Trend | Posted on Apr 12, 2021

lthough special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have been on the scene for more than two decades, in recent years they’ve become one of the hottest trends on Wall Street.

Heads or Tails: How Human Behavior Influences Risky Economic Decisions | Posted on Mar 18, 2021

In a recent Gabelli School Centennial Virtual Speaker Series presentation sponsored by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, the Museum of American Finance, and the CFA Society, Szpiro investigated how rationality and human behavior shape individual economic decisions.

Online Gaming, Art, and Collectibles: Unique Opportunities to Diversify an Investment Portfolio | Posted on Mar 05, 2021

Four out of five of the most-watched sporting events in the last five years have been e-sports games, and they continue to rise in popularity. While online gaming might seem like an unconventional investment, Clinical Associate Professor Kevin Mirabile, D.P.S., sees the potential returns.

Professors Weigh In on the ‘Comedy and Tragedy’ of GameStop Wall Street Saga | Posted on Feb 08, 2021

On Jan. 27, the world woke up to discover that a social media site, a video game store, and a somewhat arcane Wall Street trading technique had collided so spectacularly, the result was possibly the single largest involuntary transfer of wealth in the history of free markets.

Villain or Victor? Revisiting Jay Gould and the Union Pacific Railroad | Posted on Feb 04, 2021

Late 19th-century American railroad magnate Jason “Jay” Gould has been called the “Mephistopheles of Wall Street,” despised for his unscrupulous investing and trading tactics.

Bruce Greenwald Discusses the Evolution of Value Investing | Posted on Nov 24, 2020

When the first edition of Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond, was published in 1999, many believed that value investing was dead.

Serving Customers Faithfully and Adding Value to Society | Posted on Nov 19, 2020

The perception of the finance industry has been tainted by mistrust and notorious stories of corruption. But in his book Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry, author JC de Swaan looks at the industry through a different lens.

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