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Asset Manager M&A Leads to Improved Fund Performance: Study

Beyond the potential financial benefits of an M&A deal, two of the biggest payouts for asset managers are access to investment expertise and new markets. 
... “We have solid evidence that there are positive synergies for both firms,” says David Schumacher, an assistant professor of Finance at McGill University and co-author of the study.

Published: 13Aug2015

Who’s Afraid of BlackRock?

With US$4-5tn of assets directly under its control, BlackRock is a giant among giants in the financial world, and until recently was firmly under the eye of the Financial Stability Board (FSB).
... To this end my colleagues David Schumacher, Assistant Professor of Finance at McGill University, Yan Wang, Assistant Professor at Erasmus University and I examined the impact of the 2009 acquisition by BlackRock of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) on a cross section of stocks globally.

Published: 13Aug2015

Young moms using social media to find, buy products

A majority of Canadian mothers now rely on social media platforms to both discover and buy products, a new report by Mintel suggests.

Published: 13Aug2015

Historic school yearbooks resurrected online

You probably thought (or hoped) your high school yearbook would never see the light of day again. 
... And, William Shatner, known for his role as cultural icon Captain Kirk, was an active member of McGill University’s theatre world in the days before television became mainstream in Canada.

Published: 13Aug2015

¿Qué se entiende por estrategia de marca? (Parte I)

Vivimos en un mercado poblado de productos y servicios similares donde la competencia es muy fuerte, por lo cual, el diseño de la estrategia de una marca es muy importante para la vida y el futuro de los productos o servicios “bautizados” con un nombre. Iniciamos en esta edición el tema: Estrategia de Marca. 

Published: 13Aug2015

A bi-objective model for the used oil location-routing problem

Authors: Zhao, J. and Verter, V.

Publication: Computers & Operations Research

Published: 13Aug2015

Supply chain design for unlocking the value of remanufacturing under uncertainty

Authors: Chen, W.Kucukyazici, B.Verter, V., Jesús Sáenz, M.

Publication: European Journal of Operational Research

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Published: 13Aug2015

How leaders can help employees find purpose at work

This Is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak with Gianpiero Petriglieri from INSEAD.

Published: 13Aug2015

What effective leaders in online communities do differently

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to one of our senior I.T. professors at McGill, Samer Faraj.

Published: 13Aug2015

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