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Melina Robbana
Program Director, Program for Financial Studies

Ms. Robbana leads the operational initiatives of the Program for Financial Studies. She joined Columbia in 2014 after seven years in various investment banking roles. Most recently, Ms. Robbana was part of the Retail Investment Banking group at Guggenheim Partners and the M&A team at Financo. She began her career at Credit Suisse in Debt Capital Markets.

Ms. Robbana earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2012 and a BA in English Literature from Georgetown University in 2004.

2014-2015 No Free Lunch Seminar Series

Daniel Wolfenzon, Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics, presents Succession in Family Firms

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2013 Financial Studies Conference

Watch videos from our 2013 conference: "Navigating the Changing Landscape of Finance."

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In the News

October 1, 2014

Professor Paul Glasserman will present Carnegie Mellon's 7th Nash Distinguished Lecture in Quantitative Finance in Pittsburgh, PA on October 6>

September 29, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Members Maliz Beams and Candace Browning are recognized in the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance>

September 22, 2014

Professor Charles Calomiris comments on economic expansion on Bankrate.com>

September 18, 2014

Professor Andrew Ang's new website factorinvestingbook.com features his book "Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing">

September 16, 2014

Professor Laurie Hodrick's op-ed on Alibaba's IPO is published in Fortune>

September 11, 2014

Professor Charles Calomiris' research on capital requirements is cited by the Bank of England>

September 9, 2014

Professor Mark Broadie spoke at the World Scientific Congress of Golf on September 5-7 at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia>

September 8, 2014

Professor Andrew Ang questions private equity returns in The Globe and Mail>

September 4, 2014

Professor Mark Broadie predicts outcomes of The Barclays Cup>

September 3, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Maliz Beams presented at the Sixth Annual Women Advisors Network Forum in Baltimore, MD on August 25-28>

August 27, 2014

Professor Paul Glasserman will present at the Conference on Credit Risk and Systemic Risk in Boston, MA on September 20th>

August 25, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Tom Vandever will present at the Columbia Business School Private Equity Program's "M&A Roundup: How the 2014 'Resurgence' is Impacting Private Equity" panel in New York, NY on September 16>

August 21, 2014

Professor Andrew Ang's book “Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing" is featured in Systematic Relative Strength>

August 20, 2014

Professor Charles Calomiris discusses the Federal Reserve on Bloomberg BusinessWeek>

August 19, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Nicholas Galluccio speaks about small cap equities on Business News Network>

August 18, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Candace Browning is cited by the Financial Post>

August 13, 2014

Professor Charles Calomiris discusses the Ebola outbreak in Africa on Bloomberg BusinessWeek>

August 12, 2014

Professor Suresh Sundaresan presented at the NSE-NYU Indian Financial Markets Conference in New York, NY on August 4-5th>

July 22, 2014

Professor Charles Calomiris discusses the Export-Import Bank in the Tampa Bay Times>

July 17, 2014

Professor Andrew Ang's research on portfolio rebalancing is cited by the Wall Street Journal>

July 14, 2014

Professor Charles Calomiris discusses his book, "Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit" in The Actuary>

July 8, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Evan Picoult will speak at The Financial Industry in a Post-Crisis World Symposium in Washington, DC on July 10>

June 26, 2014

Professor Andrew Ang is cited by Top 1000 Funds for his research titled "Asset Allocation and Bad Habits">

June 24, 2014

Executive Advisory Board Member Evan Picoult will speak at the Workshop on Hypothetical Portfolio Exercises (HPEs) in London, England on June 26>

June 20, 2014

Professor Mark Broadie will discuss his book "Every Shot Counts" at the Columbia Business School Alumni Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 24 >