Only a few strategies seem to be providers of crisis alpha or outperformance in time of significant stress in traditional betas: gold seems to fit that definition.
Accounting / Finance / Investing
An in-depth look at the current state of financing for privately-held businesses.
Future successful investing will require active political analysis and an increased level of stakeholder activism to be part of the rule-making process.
If our financial markets cannot guarantee safety of funds deposited with brokers or banks, our economic system will fall into a dark medieval state.
The financial crisis is a clear demonstration of the desperate need for people to receive financial training.
The world is messy and a more pro-active approach than the Market Portfolio Theory of the 60s is needed to build portfolios that can stand the stress of our times.
In this podcast, Garland Simmons, PhD, offers commentary on the financial elements of business resilience, offering examples of businesses that have flourished.
Clemens Kownatzki, adjunct professor of financial risk management introduces “Market Wrap,” a brief summary of interesting market events and major economic news.
The November 2, 2010 Congressional election changed the political landscape. Accounting professor John Briginshaw, comments on what it means for the company cash flow sheet.
In the wake of Groupon’s rejection of Google’s $6-billion bid, how will Groupon’s executives move forward? Information Systems professor Mark Chun lays down the groundwork.
Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Survey: As Banks say “Bah! Humbug!”, Private Businesses Look to Friends and Family, Angels
As banks say “Bah! Humbug!”, private businesses look to friends and family and Angels. This batch of Fall 2010 data from the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project illustrates the old adage; when one door closes another opens.
Foreword by Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Assistant Professor of Finance … One of the many joys of teaching at Pepperdine is the chance to hear the many creative ideas that students have about solving business problems as well as problems with our economy. Last trimester I was discussing with my students the topic of how bank … Continued
At the end of 14 grueling weeks in my Portfolio Management class, I wrap it up with this 10-rule list. After all the fancy formulas and complex graphs we review in class, the art of investing comes down to common sense and risk management. Based on my many years in the trenches, managing money for … Continued
When two companies partner together, it can result in a clash of cultures. By establishing a common set of assumptions, a mutual appreciation for the partner differences and a mechanism for taking advantage of each partner’s unique and complementary strengths, trust is formed and the clash avoided.
The Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management hosted financial experts Jonathan Stouffer and Paul Salerno of Orange County-based firm Tax & Financial Group in a seminar on ways that business owners can cut costs and add revenue during tough times. Below are their top 10 tips: 1. Max out Corporate Deductions Talk with … Continued