Along with his co-authors, Dr. Harjoto’s research on CSR was awarded the prestigious 2009 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing at SRI in the Rockies, the largest and longest-running sustainable and responsible investing conference in the world. Below is a summary of his paper offering the most salient points for managers. You can read the … Continued
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In my many years as a derivative trader and hedge fund manager, I forged a solid and long-lasting relationship with risk. Like a beautiful but dangerous woman, risk permeated my professional life—a constant courtship leading me to many attempts at fully understanding its mysterious ways. A never-ending effort! The theoretical foundations of risk analysis were … Continued
This post first appeared on Dr. Forsyth’s blog, Financial Wisdom Preparatory Institute. I recently had a bad encounter with a bank. However, there is a basic principle that I follow that kept me from financial harm. I applied for a business credit card, which I wanted to facilitate payments and I intended to pay off … Continued
Davide Accomazzo, MBA The telegraphed day of reckoning has finally arrived and many commodity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) are now finding themselves in the regulatory line of fire. I have been on the record with my MBA students and with many of my colleagues in the investment business for quite some time … Continued
Can’t see the video above? Click here to watch or read the transcript. In this video interview, Davide Accomazzo, MBA, Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses the dangers of high frequency trading. This interview is a follow-up to Professor Accomazzo’s essay for the GBR blog on the same … Continued
Can’t see the above video? Click here to watch or read the transcript. In this video interview, John K. Paglia, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, which was released on July 27, 2009, in conjunction with a Los Angeles and California statewide economic forecast … Continued
Davide Accomazzo, MBA As a professional trader, you are confronted daily with all kinds of dynamics and situations that require a flexible and adaptive mind. You are faced with multiple variables constantly interacting with each other and your task is to process ever-changing information quickly and profitably. Valuations arbitrage, reflexive supply-and-demand dynamics, and structural changes … Continued
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Davide Accomazzo, MBA In the ongoing social debate on what kind of an economic system we should build on top of the rubble of the present financial mess, we as investors should focus less on the philosophical nuances and more on how to adjust our investment framework, expectations, and tactics. As the work of free-market … Continued
The results of the second GBR poll on debt vs. savings are in! All participants said they have changed their personal financial approach due to the current economic instability 60% say they are working harder to pay down all their debt. The GBR Blog asked Davide Accomazzo, Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School … Continued
On May 2nd, the world gathered in Omaha, Nebraska to listen to Warren Buffet at the 2009 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting. We tried to parse the future from his words, and wondered if this was the most optimistic that Charlie (Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation) has ever been. Some hailed the new format as … Continued
The GBR Blog wants to know: [poll id=”4″] Do you have a different approach to saving? Tell us in the comments. UPDATE: This poll was closed on May 18, 2009. Read our analysis of the poll and learn about “The Basics of a Balanced Personal Finance Strategy,” by Davide Accomazzo, Adjunct Professor of Finance.
Davide Accomazzo, MBA This is the second of two posts on changes I think need to be made for a new, more sustainable economic and social system. Click here to read Part I. The full article exploring these interventions was first published in August 2008 on Goldmau.com. Since the early part of the last decade, … Continued
Read the latest issue of the GBR online at http://gbr.pepperdine.edu/091/ In this issue: Recognizing Organizational Culture in Managing Change Structural changes can serve as the initial intervention for shifting culture. Mark Mallinger, PhD, Don Goodwin, MBA, and Tetsuya O’Hara, MBA The Successful Expatriate Leader in China Expatriate managers must consider the cultural dimensions of leadership. … Continued