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Could Private Deposit Insurance Stabilize the Banking System?

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

Solving Relationship Problems in Corporate Partnering

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 Costs and Benefits of CSR

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

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