Finding a mutual-fund manager who can beat the market is tough. Winners flame out. Losers revive. The resurgent losers flame out again.
No wonder low-cost index-based exchange-traded funds and mutual funds—which seek only to mimic the return of a designated slice of the market—have eclipsed actively managed funds as the investment of choice for many people.
... One problem: Over long periods, few fund managers continue to outperform, says Laurent Barras, a finance professor at McGill University in Montreal.
Firm Volatility in Granular Networks
Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh
New York University
Date: January 31, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Room 002, Bronfman Building
Mr. Robert Mackalski, a doctoral student at McGill University in the area of Marketing will be presenting this thesis titled:
The State and the Union of Brand Measurement
Doctoral student in Marketing, McGill University
Date: January 24, 2014
Time: 01:15 pm - 03:15 pm
Location: Room 310, Bronfman building
"Hedge Fund Return Predictability Under the Magnifying Glass," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
Authors: Avramov, Doron; Barras, Laurent; Kosowski, Robert
Publication: Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, August 2013
Author: Bouvard, Matthieu
Publication: Review of Financial Studies, January 2014
Response-Adaptive Designs for Clinical Trials: Simultaneous Learning from Multiple Patients
University of Chicago
Date: January 20, 2014
Time: 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Location: Room 245
"Firm and Ownership Structures and Internationalization: Two Case Studies of Firms in the New Zealand Seafood Industry," The Process Of Internationalization In Emerging Smes And Emerging Economies
Authors: Brydon, Kelley; Dana, Léo Paul; Etemad, Hamid
Publication: The Process Of Internationalization In Emerging Smes And Emerging Economies, 2013 (pages 260-280)
BCom students Nicholas Bigelow, Ivan Di, Mak Dorić, and Emily Ren have triumphed over 250 teams from across North America to win the 2014 National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) held in Vancouver from January 7-9.
Free vs. For a Fee: The Impact of Information Pricing Strategy on the Pattern and Effectiveness of Word-of-Mouth via Social Media Completed Research Paper
Authors: Oh, Hyelim; Animesh, Animesh; Pinsonneault, Alain
Professors Alain Pinsonneault and Animesh Animesh, and PhD candidate Hyelim Oh, have won the best paper award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) held in Milan, Italy from December 15 to 18, 2013.
The paper is entitled “Free vs. For a Fee: The Impact of Information Pricing Strategy on the Pattern and Effectiveness of Word-of-Mouth Via Social Media.” 1,249 papers which were submitted for publication consideration at the conference.