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McGill launches Masters of Management in Finance

By Leilani Ku, Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is launching a new twelve-month Masters of Management in Finance (MMF).

Published on : 11 Feb 2016

The Green Bond: Coupling Sustainability with Finance

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from Desautels (2014) in Strategy and Leadership. He has served as a consultant at the World Bank Institute (WBI), and as Special Situations Analyst in Global Equities at Natcan Investment Management, investment arm of the National Bank of Canada. He has been a participant in various important climate initiatives in 2015 including the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) 3rd Summit in Suva, Fiji.   

Published on : 18 Dec 2015

Debt, labor markets, and the creation and destruction of firms

Authors: Almazan, A., De Motta, A., and Titman, S.ac    Publication: Journal of Financial Economics

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Published on : 02 Dec 2015

Corporate venture capital portfolios and firm innovation

Authors: Wadhwa, A., Phelps, C. and Kotha, S.c   Publication: Journal of Business Venturing

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Published on : 02 Dec 2015

Credit Default Swaps: Past, Present, and Future

Authors: Augustin, P., Subrahmanyam, M. G., Tang, D. Y., and Wang, S. Q. Publications: Annual Review of Financial Economics

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Published on : 16 Oct 2015

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

Greek debt crisis

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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