Finance

“Ten thousand baby boomers are retiring every day, and every part of the financial industry is lusting after their money – offering products and services of all kinds,” says William Sharpe, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize for economics in 1990, and is now a professor emeritus of finance at...
A trader reacts on the IG Group
"It sets a precedent that the EU authorities might, in the future, confiscate some of the deposits of eurozone banks." Darrell Duffie, professor of finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business On Monday, March 18, as policy makers grappled with Cyprus' precarious financial situation, we asked...
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While financial statements, ratios, and market data are still important tools, McNichols warns investors that such data has become significantly less useful in predicting bankruptcy. Corporate bankruptcies, like earthquakes, are rare events. But when they do occur, says Maureen F. McNichols of...
The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It by Anat Admati & Martin Hellwig Princeton University Press, 2013 bankersnewclothes.com Find it @ Stanford Publisher's Site : Preface, Chapter 1 Amazon.com What is wrong with today's banking system? The past few...
Scott Stanford
For more than a decade, Scott Stanford has experienced the tech world from all sides: as an advisor, as an entrepreneur, and most recently as an investor and global head of Goldman Sachs' internet and new media investment banking business. While at Goldman Sachs, the Indiana native left his...
"Allowing firms to focus on the risks they are in business to take, while hedging against risks that they are not in business to take, can add value." Francisco Pérez-GonzálezAssistant Professor of finance, Stanford GSB Financial derivatives have been in the doghouse of public opinion ever...
Pitch Johnson, lecturer in Management at Stanford GSB
Perched on Franklin “Pitch” Johnson’s desk is a four-inch steel ingot, a silent reminder of his first civilian job out of business school: a melter foreman in charge of several open-hearth furnaces in a steel mill in East Chicago, Ind. In 1962 Johnson left behind the grit and swelter of the mill...
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For many entrepreneurs, it is a dream on par with finding the Holy Grail: an initial public stock offering that can turn a startup into the next Google and a 20-something founder into the next mega-millionaire. Yet, for all that money and drama, do initial public offerings — IPOs — speed up...

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