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Insider Trading Investigators Have a Blind Spot

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. 

Published on : 16 Mar 2015

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Published on : 20 Feb 2015

Unwanted life insurance can be a valuable asset for seniors’ retirement

Seniors looking for an additional source of income should think twice about letting unwanted life insurance lapse, because these policies may be sold for substantial value to help fund a better quality of life in their retirement.

Published on : 24 Nov 2014

Approche toujours controversée

Le débat continue de faire rage : l'anticipation des marchés, communément appelée «market timing», est-elle une approche payante ou au contraire, nuisible et dangereuse ? Les avis sont partagés. Il y a plusieurs définitions du market timing. Le plus fréquemment, le market timing consiste à «tenter de prédire la direction future du marché en ayant recours, le plus souvent, à des indicateurs techniques ou à des données économiques», comme l'indique le site Investopedia.

Published on : 17 Nov 2014

Êtes-vous valeur ou croissance?

Préférez-vous les valeurs sous-évaluées, voire délaissées, ou les titres qui croissent plus rapidement que le marché? Valeur ou croissance? Vos choix d'investissement trahissent probablement votre âge et votre sexe.

Published on : 13 Nov 2014

The boom-and-bust Fed's rental society

Article By Reuven Brenner Now, as during World War II and up to 1951, the US Federal Reserve practiced what is now called quantitative easing (QE). Then, as now, nominal interest rates were low and the real ones negative: The Fed’s policy did not so much induce investments as it allowed the government to accumulate debts, and prevent default. 

Published on : 18 Oct 2014

Personnalité de la Semaine: Olivier Babin

À 19 ans, Olivier Babin possède déjà une impressionnante feuille de route, où foisonnent prix, mentions, bourses et honneurs. Retour sur le parcours fulgurant d’une jeune étoile de la finance. ...Le jeune homme poursuit maintenant ses études à la faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill, où il est inscrit au baccalauréat conjoint, économie et finance. Il est le lauréat de la prestigieuse bourse d’admission Greville Smith, l’une des plus importantes bourses d’entrée à McGill.

Published on : 30 Sep 2014

Brave hearts and wise heads

Demography is not destiny, but it sheds light on the events leading to these two referenda, the Quebec one taking place in 1995, and the Scottish one last week, and has also implications concerning the changing voting ages around the world. In most countries the voting age is 18. However, the Scottish National Party's voted unanimously in October 2007 to lower it to 16, which subsequently became law. Argentina's Cristina Kirchner's party did the same in 2012, in preparation for the 2013 elections.

Published on : 29 Sep 2014

Third Annual OptionMetrics Research Conference Brings Together International Academia, Financial Professionals to 'Convene' on October 20th in New York City

OptionMetrics, a leading source for quality historical option price data, tools and analytics, has announced the upcoming OptionMetrics Research Conference (ORC2014).

Published on : 23 Sep 2014

Study: Lots of suspicious trading, but not many convictions

According to a new study, insider trading often occurs during merger and acquisitions and is rarely punished. BNN takes a closer look with one of the report's co-authors, Patrick Augustin, Assistant Professor of Finance, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. Watch full video: Business News Network

Published on : 24 Jul 2014

Lettre Ouverte aux Investisseurs Irresponsables

J’ai toujours considéré l’investissement et la Bourse comme l’une des activités humaines parmi les plus stimulantes qui soient. ... Comme le dit l’économiste canadien Reuven Brenner, le progrès économique et social repose d’abord et avant tout sur notre capacité à marier le talent et le capital.Read full article: Orientation Finance

Published on : 17 Jul 2014

Two Groundbreaking Academic Mergers & Acquisitions Studies Win IRRC Institute Investor Research Award at Millstein Governance Forum

Two academic research papers that promise to spark new scrutiny of corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions have won the prestigious Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) annual investor research competition that focuses on the interaction of the real economy with investment theory. The winning research teams will be presented with a $10,000 award for each paper:

Published on : 12 Jun 2014

How Nike ran with the notion of environmental sustainability

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, talking management for The Globe and Mail, speaks to [associate professor] Glen Dowell from the [Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management] at Cornell University. Feb. 04, 2014 | The Globe and Mail By: Karl Moore

Published on : 09 Feb 2014