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Do business schools make a difference?

May 30, 2011 by Cass Business School   Comments (0)

The relationship between academics and practitioners is sometimes marked by mutual distrust, but the growth of business as an academic discipline had helped change this. The key, according to Stefan Stern, visiting professor of practice at Cass, is that theory must lead to practice.
Talking to full time MBA student, Yo Takatsuki, in this week's Cass Talks Stefan Stern also believes that it is naive to dismiss the notion that you can't learn business. "Human beings can be taught and get...

ICMA Centre Doctoral Researcher Heads to Portugal

May 30, 2011 by ICMA Centre   Comments (0)

ICMA Centre PhD student Christos F. Mavrovitis will be presenting a working paper in Portugal this June.
Firstly, Mr. Mavrovitis will be attending the 2011 FMA Annual European Meeting in Porto on June 8 before travelling to Braga for the 2011 EFMA Annual Meeting from June 22.
He will be presenting the working paper ‘How Have M&As Changed? Evidence from the Sixth Merger Wave?', which he has co-authored with ICMA Centre colleague Dr. George Alexandridis and Nickolaos G....

QFINANCE Executive Briefing - May 2011

May 24, 2011 by QFINANCE   Comments (0)

 MAY 2011

Welcome to the May QFINANCE Executive Briefing, which highlights new and relevant content on QFINANCE and essential reading tied to what's happening in the world of finance right now.In this issue, we cover a variety of hot topics including:*Default fears grow over euro sovereign debt crisis*Recommendations of the US Senate report into the crash*ICB report into banking stops short of separation*Fed gives historic post-FOMC press conference...

Numerix Takes Top Honors in Risk Management in Structured Products Magazine’s Survey and Ranking of Technology Vendors 2011

May 10, 2011 by Numerix LLC   Comments (0)

Numerix (, the leading provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, announced today that the firm has taken top honors for Risk Management (market risk and credit risk); placed second in the overall top ten among vendors and was also ranked among the top five in all six possible Pricing and Analytics categories, in Structured Products Magazine’s survey and ranking of technology vendors for 2011.
Numerix dominated the Risk...

Video - Meet the Wiley Finance Authors

May 9, 2011 by Wiley Finance Books   Comments (0)

Hear some of our top author's opinions on the current credit crisis, and what the banks and regulators need to do for the future.
Features: Carol Alexander, Guy Fraser-Sampson, Riccardo Rebonato and Mike Simmons.

Xavier Gabaix awarded American Finance Association Fischer Black Prize 2011

May 7, 2011 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

The American Finance Association is pleased to announce the award of the 2011 Fischer Black Prize to Xavier Gabaix, the Martin J. Gruber Professor of Finance at the New York University Stern School of Business.
The Fischer Black Prize is awarded biannually to a financial economist under age 40 for a body of original research that is relevant to finance practice as exemplified by the research of the late Fischer Black, the co-author of the seminal Black-Scholes option pricing model...

Popular MoneyScience 2010

May 7, 2011 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Our annual review of the most popular articles published at MoneyScience over the course of the year!

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Quantitative Finance

Audio and Slides from The Fields Institute Thematic Program on Quantitative Finance
Documentary - Quants, the Alchemists of Wall Street...

Peter Carr - IAFE-SunGard 2010 Financial Engineer of the Year

May 7, 2011 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Peter Carr, managing director and global head of market modeling for Morgan Stanley, was named the 2010 IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY). The award was presented to Dr. Carr on February 10, 2011, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, during the IAFE/SunGard FEOY Award Gala Dinner. Commenting on his 2010 FEOY award, Dr. Carr said, "As the world economy regenerates, it becomes increasingly important for financial engineers to connect with each other, as well as to...