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Tangled Up in Alibaba: Why Yahoo’s Policy of Investing in Startups Has Paid Dividends

Media Mentions | September 22, 2014 | Inc.

Professor Kinshuk Jerath comments on Yahoo’s minority stake in Alibaba, noting that the Chinese e-commerce giant could potentially partner with Yahoo to enter the US retail market.

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Is Alibaba Carpet Ride over for Yahoo?

Media Mentions | September 20, 2014 | USA Today

Professor Kinshuk Jerath says that, although Yahoo hasn’t gotten much right in the past decade, the company’s investment in Alibaba was one of their best moves.

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Thinking Twice on Alibaba

Media Mentions | September 19, 2014 | The New York Times

Professor Bruce Greenwald says that while Alibaba deserves a premium, three times eBay’s market capitalization is “really pushing it.”

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Another Sign It’s Been a Tough Year for High-Frequency Trading

Media Mentions | September 19, 2014 | MarketWatch

Professor Charles Jones comments on the high-frequency trading market, noting “dramatic changes in the last few years including more compliance, more sophisticated technology, and stiffer competition.”

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Alibaba Investment Focus Will Be Logistics

Media Mentions | September 18, 2014 | Reuters Insider

Professor Kinshuk Jerath says, post-IPO, Alibaba will focus on using its enormous resources to invest in logistics and infrastructure as it globalizes its businesses.

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What Alibaba Can Learn from Amazon and Google’s IPOs

Media Mentions | September 16, 2014 | Fortune

Professor Laurie Hodrick, founding director of the Program for Financial Studies, examines the Alibaba, providing lessons from the Amazon and Google IPOs that help to inform our expectations of what Alibaba is really worth.

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Calpers Hedge-Fund Exit Stemmed From Growth Challenge

Media Mentions | September 16, 2014 | Bloomberg TV

Professor Fabio Savoldelli asks Ted Eliopoulos, interim chief investment officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, a series of questions about the future of CalPERS and how they intend to maintain positive returns.

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Is Private Equity the Answer to Calpers’ Hedge Fund Exit?

Media Mentions | September 16, 2014 | Bloomberg TV

Professor Fabio Savoldelli says private equity may work better for very large funds like CalPERS; however, companies who decide to go into private equity should allocate funds to those activities that are progressive for the market.

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Alibabo IPO: Despite Its Huge Stake, Yahoo Not Flying That High

Media Mentions | September 15, 2014 | International Business Times

Professor Kinshuk Jerath comments on Yahoo’s stake in Alibaba, noting that it was “the only good decision” the company has made in the past several years.

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Shift to Service Industries Reduced Capital Investments

Media Mentions | September 15, 2014 | New York Times

Professor Bruce Greenwald states the shift of economic activity from manufacturing to services, where most of its capital is intangibles, impacts capital investment.

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