Congratulations to Desautels undergraduate students: Evan Coulter, Valentyn Litvin, Meagan Prins, and Marina Simonian who won the top prize at the prestigious PRMIA International Risk Management Challenge- marking a second consecutive victory for the Faculty at this competition.
Congratulations to Desautels BCom students Evan Coulter, Valentyn Litvin, Meagan Prins, and Marina Simonian for winning the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge, marking a third consecutive victory for the Faculty. The team will advance to the International Risk Management Challenge in London, UK on April 7th, 2017 for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 USD.
Authors: Vallee, B., Augustin, P., Rich, P.
Publications: Harvard Business Publishing
A few years ago, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York, proclaimed that insider trading is “rampant” in U.S. securities markets, a quote well known to followers of financial markets and securities law.  Increased efforts by the U.S. department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have been met with both success and failure. The admission of guilt in the insider indictment of SAC Capital, the well-known hedge fund, can certainly be counted as a victory. In contrast, the case United States vs.
Authors: Augustin, P., Tédongap, R.
Publication: Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2016
Detecting Informed Trading in Illiquid Option Markets
Researchers: Augustin, P., Grass, G., and Subrahmanyam, M. G.
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This research grant is awarded jointly to Patrick Augustin (Desautels), Gunnar Grass (HEC Montreal), Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Charles E. Merril (New York Stern School of Business)
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.
Authors: Augustin, P., Subrahmanyam, M. G., Tang, D. Y., and Wang, S. Q.
Publications: Annual Review of Financial Economics
Professor Patrick Augustin wins Best Paper on Empirical Finance at the 2015 Northern Finance Association Annual Meeting for his paper "Informed Options Trading prior to M&A Announcements: Insider Trading?" with co-authors Menachem Brenner and Marti G. Subrahmanyam.
Authors: Augustin, P., Brenner, M., and Subrahmanyam, M. G.
Publications: Social Science Research Network
Authors: Patrick Augustin, Jianfeng Hu, Menachem Brenner and Marti Subrahmanyam
Over the past year, a record 266 companies have spun off divisions in a trend bankers are calling “Spinmania.” If history is any guide, about 35 of those deals will have leaked undetected to inside traders.
A new study by a team of finance professors suggests one in eight corporate spinoffs and divestments in the U.S. between 1996 and the end of 2013 was preceded by suspicious trading in options markets. The Securities and Exchange Commission hasn’t brought a single case relating to such trading then or since, according to the report, due to be published later this month.
Authors: Augustin, P., Subrahmanyam, M.G., Tang, D.Y., Wang, S.Q.
Publication: Foundations and Trends in Finance
OptionMetrics, a leading source for quality historical option price data, tools and analytics, has announced the upcoming OptionMetrics Research Conference (ORC2014). The conference will be held on October 20th at Convene, located at 810 Seventh Avenue in Times Square. It will bring together financial professionals and researchers from academia and business to share ideas and increase understanding of the options markets.