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Desautels BCom Students Win 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

A Desautels BCom student team defeated 116 undergraduate and graduate teams from 45 schools around the world to place 1st at the 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge.

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Published: 18 Mar 2016

How Donald Trump became Adam Smith’s street-fighting man

Despite being an icon of economic liberty, Smith did not think that government intervention was always bad: it depended on the circumstances

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Published: 16 Mar 2016

Does variance risk have two prices? Evidence from the equity and option markets

Authors: Barras, L., Malkhozovb, A.

Publication: Journal of Financial Economics

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Published: 4 Mar 2016

Forget What Trump Can Do, Voters Likely Won't Allow It

What are the main issues that David Cameron negotiated with the EU and put up for the coming referendum?

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Published: 3 Mar 2016

BCom Students win Montreal CFA Valuation Challenge

BCom students Drew Allen, Peter Huo, Philippe Rich, Henri St-Pierre, and Kit-yuen Christie Wei won the Regional CFA Valuation Challenge in Montreal on Friday, February 19. They will compete in Chicago for the International Championships in April.  They are being coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier coached along with alumnus Cliff Isings, MBA'95,  now Manager – International Equities at CN.

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Published: 26 Feb 2016

McGill launches Masters of Management in Finance - Students to run Desautels investment management firm

McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management is launching a new twelve-month Masters of Management in Finance (MMF). The MMF program is designed to prepare students of any academic background for a variety of careers in finance such as investment banking, asset management, corporate finance, risk management, and financial consulting, among others....

Published: 15 Feb 2016

Negative rates, deficits and defaults

Japan’s, the US’s and Europe’s central banks and governments continue to fly by the seat of their pants, since none of their policies restored prosperity since the 2008 crisis.  Incomes stagnate, labor force participation is at historical lows, and though measured unemployment dropped, the fact that there are no pressures whatsoever on compensations suggests that the decline in unemployment rates no longer signals better times.  In Canada, the drastic drop in prices of natural resou...

Published: 15 Feb 2016

McGill crée un Master de Gestion en Finance - Les étudiants gèrent eux-mêmes la société de gestion de placements Desautels

La Faculté de gestion Desautels de l'Université McGill crée un nouveau Master de Gestion en Finance (MMF) sur douze mois. Le programme du MMF a été pensé pour préparer les étudiants ayant suivi des formations académiques variées aux métiers de la finance, notamment dans les domaines des services bancaires d'investissement, de la gestion des actifs, de la finance d'entreprise, de la gestion des risques et du conseil financier....

Published: 11 Feb 2016

McGill launches Masters of Management in Finance - Students to run Desautels investment management firm

McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management is launching a new twelve-month Masters of Management in Finance (MMF). The MMF program is designed to prepare students of any academic background for a variety of careers in finance such as investment banking, asset management, corporate finance, risk management, and financial consulting, among others....

Published: 11 Feb 2016

Australia’s top court decides in favor of trade detention centers

On a flight back from Moscow in 1992, following meetings with parliament members and the late Mr....

Published: 10 Feb 2016

What do shareholders ‘own’?

During a recent roundtable, I was startled when a participant brought me a recent Financial Times (Nov. 10, 2015) article, titled “Shareholders think they own the company – they are wrong,” subtitle elaborating “So whose is the business? No one’s, just like the river Thames.” Eh?

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Published: 8 Feb 2016

BCom Student Case Competition Team Advance to International PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

A BCom student case competition team  won the Montreal PRMIA Risk Management challenge for the second consecutive year. The roster of the McGill-Desautels team includes Simon Altman, Evan Coulter, Liam Maclure, and Valentyn Litvin. They are coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier.

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Published: 5 Feb 2016

Who Are the Value and Growth Investors?

Authors: Betermier, S., Calvet, L. E. and Sodini, P.

Publication: Journal of Finance

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Published: 5 Feb 2016

Hutchins Roundup: Macroprudential policies, bonus depreciation, and more

Studies in this week’s Hutchins Roundup find that macroprudential policies that target the cost of bank capital are the most effective way to contain housing booms, bonus depreciation has a significant impact on investment, and more.

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Published: 22 Jan 2016

The Impact of Investability on Asset Valuation

Authors: Errunza, V., Ta, H.

Publication: Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

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Published: 8 Jan 2016

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