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For Some CEOs, No Price Is Too High to Retain Control In a Proxy Battle
Press Release | July 31, 2014
In new research from Columbia Business School, CEOs are three times as likely to value shares above market value to avoid getting pushed out
Academics Say Quant Analysis Can Detect Financial Irregularities
Media Mentions | July 09, 2014 | Value Walk
Prof. Dan Amiram’s research finds that Benford’s Law can be used to detect financial reporting irregularities.
New Insights on the Factors That Intensified the 2008 Financial Crisis
Press Release | June 30, 2014
Columbia Business School study says analysts’ concerns about fair value accounting clouded the already murky waters, fueling the crisis
Pension Funds' Fixation on Past Performance 'Damaging Wealth' – Study
Media Mentions | June 20, 2014 | Investment & Pensions Europe
Research by Prof. Andrew Ang shows that institutional investors’ common practice of chasing mutli–year returns in asset classes and managers damages long–term performance for pension funds.
The Simple Mathematical Law That Financial Fraudsters Can't Beat
Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | Forbes
Prof. Dan Amiram’s research shows that public companies whose financial statements are significantly out of compliance with Benford’s Law are more likely to be caught by the SEC for accounting irregularities.
Adjunct Faculty Members Recognized for Teaching
School News | May 22, 2014
Financial Fraud Detection Now as Simple as 1, 2, 3
Press Release | May 21, 2014
New approach exposes irregularities in annual financial statements and can help the SEC, investors, and auditors detect fraud faster
Harder to Recognize
Media Mentions | April 28, 2014 | CFO Magazine
Robert Herz, Executive-in-Residence, says that while heavy compliance burdens loom in the near future, the ease of working in a “globally converged revenue–recognition regime” will make these challenges worth the trouble for companies later on.
One Step Backward for Corporate Accountability
Media Mentions | April 24, 2014 | Fortune
Ethan Rouen, Ph.D. candidate ’17, argues for a more efficient, accessible, and user–friendly implementation of XBRL, the system that public companies use to file and release their earnings to the investing public.
Boom Times for the Barbarians
Media Mentions | April 04, 2014 | CNNMoney
Prof. Donna Hitscherich, director of the Private Equity Program, says that for many private equity firms, going public brings access to more money to fund acquisitions and expand their business.
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