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Whaley named winner of SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Mar. 28, 2019—Robert Whaley, Valere Blair Potter Professor of Finance at the Owen Graduate School of Management, is Vanderbilt’s winner of the 2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

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30th anniversary of Vanderbilt finance conference explores the rise—and risks—of exchange-traded products

May. 10, 2018—As index funds and other financial tools gain in popularity, finance scholars and industry professionals are starting to ask if they may include hidden risks for investors.

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Vanderbilt researchers call for more transparency with passive investing revenue

Jan. 23, 2015—Many investment companies earn revenue through securities lending without necessarily looping in the customers whose money is used to fund the investments, Vanderbilt researchers say.

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Former SEC Chief Economist Returns to Owen

Dec. 23, 2014—Craig M. Lewis has returned to Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management after three years as chief economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Hans Stoll honored at New Frontiers in Finance Conference

May. 14, 2014—Two Nobel laureates were among the presenters at the Financial Markets Research Center’s annual conference at Vanderbilt University, which was held this year in honor of Hans Stoll of Vanderbilt.

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VIX creator calls Volatility ETPs ‘guaranteed losers’

Oct. 18, 2013—Owen Graduate School of Management Professor Bob Whaley guarantees that an increasingly popular investment product that tracks the volatility of financial markets will lose money over the long term.

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Vanderbilt finance study: No long-term effects for high frequency trading

Aug. 29, 2013—While high-frequency trading has been linked to several high-profile episodes, a new study conducted by Vanderbilt University finance professors Nicolas P.B. Bollen and Robert E. Whaley finds there has been no discernable uptick in average global market volatility correlated with the rise of high-frequency computer trading.

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Going Green: An Owen professor brings a bit of Ireland to Tennessee

Aug. 4, 2013—Fifteen years ago, Bob Whaley and his wife, Sondra, MBA’82, visited Ireland and fell in love with the people, food, countryside and culture. Over the years, they have returned numerous times to visit, but going back just wasn’t enough. So they decided to bring a bit of Ireland to Tennessee.    

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Vanderbilt planning for the future

Jul. 5, 2013—An executive committee has been named and will meet regularly this summer to develop a framework of ideas to guide a university-wide academic strategic planning process that will set the course for Vanderbilt’s future.

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Lipsey wins Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement

Aug. 25, 2011—Mark Lipsey of Peabody was awarded the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research at Fall Faculty Assembly.

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VUCast: Fans, fireworks and football

Apr. 29, 2011—See how Commodore fans, players and the new coach are gearing up for the next season. Plus, making money when the market is down and the Melodores get noticed in NYC!

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Experts to discuss biggest financial reform law since Great Depression

Apr. 26, 2011—The passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is considered the most sweeping change to financial regulation since the Great Depression. It was created and signed into law in 2010 as a result of the recent recession, with the goal of bringing more accountability to Wall Street and big banks. On May 5-6, experts and leaders from the financial and banking industries will come to Vanderbilt University to discuss the challenges and regulatory changes surrounding implementing this massive financial regulation.

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