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Caution for Small Business Owners Using a Home as Collateral

Recent data from the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project revealed that 88% of privately-held businesses with revenues less than $5 million want to execute growth strategies, but they typically have lower levels of necessary resources, such as the people or finances, to grow compared to privately-held businesses with higher revenues. Eager to grow, but lacking … Continued

Read How the Election Year Impacts the Stock Market and View a Finance Panel Discussing Election Economics

Read How the Election Year Impacts the Stock Market and View a Finance Panel Discussing Election Economics

The debates may be over, but the election economics are still a vital part of the news. A recent GBR article discusses how the presidential elections influence the stock market and a new video discusses the economic status and how the elections and political turmoil impacts investors.

Paglia Reveals Key Findings from Private Capital Markets Project

John K. Paglia, associate professor of finance and senior researcher, has been receiving a great deal of buzz over the most recent findings of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project. Detailing the 2010 outlook for private capital providers and privately-held businesses, the project performs ongoing research into the true cost of capital and the behavior … Continued

Beta(ful) Market Hypotheses

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

The Danger with High Frequency Trading

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

VC Firms Still Expecting High ROIs

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

High Frequency Trading: The Rise of the Machines

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