The article aims to explore the relationship between multitasking and performance for mutual fund managers, investigate the potential mechanisms and factors influencing this relationship, and provide insights for fund companies and investors regarding the implications of multitasking on fund performance.
In this article, we examine the research on the pervasiveness of corporate fraud (misconduct or alleged fraud), which is one of the (less emphasized) costs of public ownership.
There is a “Pink” elephant in the room. The paucity of women in the key investment and decisión-making roles in finance is that “pink” elephant. While women are represented at 33%, 37%, and 63% in the law, medical, and accounting professions, respectively (Morningstar 2016), the percentage of female investment decision-makers in investment pales in comparison at less than 10%. And it gets worse if we look at sub-sectors. Take private equity, it’s 6% (Lietz, 2011), hedge funds at 3% (Soloway, 2011), or investment banking documented in this scorecard, at a global median of 0%.
At the table but cannot break through the glass ceiling: Board leadership positions elude diverse directors Laura Casares Field, Matthew E. Souther, Adam S. YoreJournal of Financial EconomicsA version of this paper can be found hereWant [...]
Board Gender Diversity and Corporate Innovation: International Evidence Dale Griffin , Kai Li , and Ting XuJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisA version of this paper can be found hereWant to read our summaries of academic [...]
The Misguided Beliefs of Financial Advisers Juhani T. Linnainmaa, Brian Melzer and Alessandro Previtero Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 18-9 A version of this paper can be found here Want to read our summaries [...]
Here is a link to our podcast on Behind the Markets In this episode of Behind the Markets Jeremy and Wes talk to Kate Waldock, Assistant Professor of Finance at Georgetown University and Jeff Korzenik, [...]
Recently there has been a fairly active discussion within the financial media on the topic of stock buybacks, or share repurchases. This is probably due to the recent tax reform, which has caused many to [...]
The Dark Side of ETFs? Sounds interesting, and in my humble opinion, an image of Darth Vader on page 1 would be a great addition to the paper. The paper, "Is there a dark side to exchange [...]
Families are a basic and universal institution of human society that provide a network of relationships, safety and support, allowing the transmission of values and education across generations. Blood is truly thicker than water. These [...]
The Wharton Blog Network recently posted a great piece by Maurice Lefkort on Appraisal Arbitrage, an esoteric area of finance in which legal rules that shape governance in the M&A process can be exploited by [...]
Bob Pisani was on CNBC this morning chatting about whether or not the NYSE will open tomorrow. One of the biggest concerns on Wall Street is that tomorrow is month-end, a time when asset managers [...]
Insider Trading Patterns David Cicero, and M. Babajide Wintoki A version of the paper can be found here. Abstract: "We document two patterns of informed insider stock trading: isolated trades and trade sequences. Isolated trades [...]
Predicting Fraud by Investment Managers Stephen Dimmock and William Gerken A recent version of the paper can be found here. Abstract: We test the predictability of investment fraud using a panel of mandatory disclosures filed [...]
Jack and I are working on a new research paper that addresses a very simple question: Can investors improve their screening process by eliminating frauds, manipulators, and financially distressed firms? Answering this question appears easy, [...]
60 Minutes has a great segment explaining the lack of insider trading rules for Congressmen. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388130n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox Amazing, isn't it? You can sit on the healthcare committee, learn that the new bill will cut insurance companies [...]
I'd like to welcome a new contributor to the Alpha Architect blog -- Jack Vogel. Jack is currently a PhD student in finance at Drexel University. He also happens to be my teammate when it [...]
Have Goodwill Accounting Gone Bad? Kevin Li and Richard Sloan A version of the paper can be found here. Live implementation data can be found at Empirical Finance Data™ (Expected Q2 2011) Abstract: SFAS 142 replaces [...]