Articles by Steven R. Ferraro, CFA, PhD
Steven R. Ferraro, CFA, PhD, is an associate professor of finance at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management where he teaches corporate finance, valuation and corporate combinations, and investments. His current research interests include corporate restructuring, event-driven investing, and real estate investment trusts. Dr. Ferraro is managing director of the Center for Valuation Studies and principal of Ferraro Capital Management. He holds a PhD from Louisiana State University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is also a recent recipient of the Howard A. White teaching award.
When does earnings management become earnings manipulation, and when does earnings manipulation become outright misrepresentation? This is an important question.
The Halloween effect seems particularly compelling because of its seemingly large potential payoffs and the endless attention it receives in the media.
This article provides an example of the process famed investor Warren Buffett is reported to go though to determine the intrinsic value of a publicly traded company.
Exploring alternatives for investing in a down economy that may provide better long-term portfolio performance through high-dividend yields and favorable diversification characteristics.
Compensation options are a cost to the firm and need to be expensed if financial statements are to reflect the true value of the firm.
Corporate boards of directors need to be very proactive and diligent in order to protect shareholder interests, the larger economy . . . and themselves.
Some managers are distorting the economic reality of their firm’s performance through “accounting hocus-pocus,” so analyze financial reports carefully!
“Buz” Knyal, President and CEO of Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company, discusses entrepreneurship, leadership, ethics, and education.
The responsibility for retirement planning now rests more squarely on the individual than at any other time in recent history.