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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.