Corporate Finance

Activists Boost Innovation as Well as Share Prices: James Saft

Media Mentions | June 01, 2016 | Reuters

Research by Professor Wei Jiang shows that hedge fund activists not only engineer a short-term advance in firms’ stock prices, but carry long term improvements in innovation causing firms to become leaner and more efficient.

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Delaware Effort to Protect Shareholders May Hurt Them

Media Mentions | May 25, 2016 | The New York Times

Research by Professor Wei Jiang on the effects of proposed law changes to appraisal rights, a strategy used by shareholders of a company that is the target of a corporate takeover, is cited.

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Record Corporate Cash May Hide Debt Hazard

Media Mentions | May 20, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Dan Amiram comments on the rising corporate debt at non-financial companies and what that means for the state of the U.S. economy.

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Three-Way Marriage Completes Charter's Acquisition of Time Warner Cable

Media Mentions | May 18, 2016 | NY1

Professor Eli Noam says Time Warner Cable’s consensus to be acquired by Comcast, although rebuffed by federal regulators, put itself on the block for other firms to swoop around to see if they could make the acquisition.

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Corporate Excuses Abound in Tough Times

Media Mentions | May 16, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal

When senior executives blame external factors that are least likely to cause investor concern for decreased earnings, analysts have little incentive to call out management on such explanations says Professor Shivaram Rajgopal.

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The Boom in Business School Endowments

Media Mentions | May 02, 2016 | Poets and Quants

The growth of business school endowments is on the rise, including Columbia Business School seeing a 10.7% increase since 2010.

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Wall Streeters Now in Search of Real 'Wellth'

Media Mentions | April 12, 2016 | Fox News

Millennial are increasingly eying start-ups and Wall Street has been adjusting to this shift and getting more involved with entrepreneurship says, Vince Ponzo, director, The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center.

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‘Fintech’ Loses Some of Its Attraction for Investors

Media Mentions | April 06, 2016 | The New York Times

Professor R.A. Farrokhnia says the term “fintech” is overused, cautioning industry leaders to discern what separates a fintech company from a plain old financial services company that uses technology.

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How to Hold a Country for Ransom

Media Mentions | April 01, 2016 | The New York Times

Martin Guzman, research fellow and Professor Joseph Stiglitz analyze the consequences of the lawsuit ruling that Argentina must pay hedge funds that held out on the country’s debt restructure.

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Fintech's the Hottest MBA Career Path in Finance — from Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence

Media Mentions | March 31, 2016 | Business Because

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